Several surgical techniques have been suggested to anatomically reconstruct the posterolateral corner of the knee joint. However, most of them are open techniques that require dissection of the skin and soft tissues without utilizing the advantages of arthroscopic-assisted techniques. Therefore, this study aimed to describe a novel arthroscopic technique that anatomically reconstructs the posterolateral corner of the knee joint. This novel arthroscopic technique can properly identify important landmarks for reconstruction and anatomically reconstruct the three key components (lateral collateral ligament, popliteus tendon, and popliteofibular ligament) of the posterolateral corner of the knee joint.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (No. NRF-2018R1C1B5047028). This study is a technical note. This article does not violate any ethical principles or patients. No animal or human subjects were harmed for this study. All authors (Jin Hwan Ahn, Joon Ho Wang, Seung-Yup Lee, Im Joo Rhyu, Dong Won Suh, and Ki-Mo Jang) took part in writing the manuscript and all agreed to accept equal responsibility for the accuracy of the content of the paper.
This study was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government ( MSIT ) (No. NRF-2018R1C1B5047028 ).
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- Anatomical reconstruction
- Arthroscopic-assisted technique
- Knee joint
- Lateral collateral ligament
- Popliteal tendon
- Popliteofibular ligament
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine