What is it about?

This article goes through the details of reconstructing the main structures about the medial side of the knee. In layman's terms, this primarily involves the medial collateral ligament (MCL).

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Why is it important?

This article is important because it details specifically how to perform an anatomic reconstruction of the main medial knee stabilizers. This includes the superficial medial collateral ligament, the deep medial collateral ligament and the posterior oblique ligament.

Perspectives

This article provides an overview of an anatomic-based reconstruction of the medial knee. Anatomic-based reconstructions are important because they allow for early safe range of motion of the knee compared to repairs or non-anatomic reconstructions. This significantly decreases the chance of arthrofibrosis (stiffness) and also improves the patient's knee function sooner than nonanatomic reconstruction techniques.

Dr. Robert F. LaPrade
Twin Cities Orthopedics

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This page is a summary of: Reconstruction of the Posteromedial Corner of the Knee, January 2015, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36569-0_117.
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