J Knee Surg 2015; 28(06): 464-470
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1559579
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Posterolateral Reconstruction of the Knee: Two-Tailed Surgical Techniques

Matthew R. Prince
1   Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
,
Michael J. Stuart
1   Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
,
Alexander H. King
1   Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
,
Paul L. Sousa
1   Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
,
Bruce A. Levy
1   Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
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Publication History

19 May 2015

14 June 2015

Publication Date:
19 October 2015 (online)

Abstract

Reconstruction of the posterolateral corner of the knee using two-tailed techniques involved grafts originating from the femur and inserting on the proximal tibia and fibular head. This method reconstructs the fibular collateral ligament, popliteofibular ligament, and popliteus tendon using anatomically placed grafts. This article describes the history, anatomy, indications, and authors' preferred technique for a two-tailed posterolateral corner reconstruction. In addition, biomechanical and clinical outcomes of this technique will be compared.