The lateral collateral ligament is the primary stabilizer against varus stress and is also an important contributor in maintaining posterolateral knee stability. Quadriceps tendon-patellar bone autograft has been used for anterior or posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. We introduce a reconstructive procedure to restore the lateral collateral ligament using a quadriceps tendon-patellar bone autograft. The procedure is designed for unstable knees with concomitant cruciate ligament tear and posterolateral complex injury. This is a reasonable choice especially when allograft tissue is not available or in patients who are not suited for the use of bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - May 2001|
- Lateral collateral ligament
- Quadriceps tendon
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine