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Anatomic Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction

February 19, 2016

Contributors: Robert F LaPrade, MD, PhD; Samuel Moulton, BA

The anatomic posterolateral corner (PLC) reconstruction technique has been validated biomechanically to restore varus and external rotational stability to the knee and clinical outcome studies have demonstrated that the anatomic technique leads to improved patient outcomes. The anatomic techniques uses two grafts to recreate the three static stabilizers of the lateral side of the knee: the fibular collateral ligament (FCL), the popliteus tendon, and the popliteofibular ligament. A two graft anatomic PLC reconstruction also allows passive range of motion exercises early in the postoperative rehabilitation program, decreasing the risk of postoperative arthrofibrosis without compromising clinical results. This video presents a stepwise demonstration of the anatomic PLC reconstruction technique. Additionally, a description of indications for surgery are listed and clinical outcomes are presented.

Results for "Knee Preservation"

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