Fibular head-based posterolateral reconstruction of the knee combined with capsular shift procedure

Gregory C. Fanelli, David G. Fanelli

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Posterolateral instability (PLI) is common with posterior cruciate ligament tears, is less common with anterior cruciate ligament tears, and isolated PLI is rare. There are varying degrees of PLI with respect to pathologic external tibial rotation and varus laxity. Surgical treatment of PLI must address all components of the PLI (popliteus tendon, popliteofibular ligament, lateral collateral ligament, and the lateral-posterolateral capsule), the abnormal planes of motion, as well as other structural injuries. Successful posterior cruciate ligament and anterior cruciate ligament surgery depends upon recognition and treatment of posterolateral corner injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-43
Number of pages11
JournalSports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 13 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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