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Arthrosc Tech. 2018 Nov 26;7(12):e1311-e1314. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2018.08.016. eCollection 2018 Dec.

Anterolateral Ligament Repair With Suture Tape Augmentation.

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1
Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium.
2
Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland.
3
University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland.

Abstract

Recent insights into the structure and function of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) of the knee has resulted in a recognition of its contribution in rotational control of the knee. Several ALL reconstruction techniques have been described in the literature. This article describes, with video illustration, a percutaneous repair technique using suture tape augmentation. A tendon graft is not needed. This technique allows early mobilization and encourages natural healing of the ligament by protecting the ligament during the healing phase as a secondary stabilizer.

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