Lateral collateral ligament reconstruction using quadriceps tendon-patellar bone autograft with bioscrew fixation

Chih H. Chen, Wen J. Chen, Chun Hsiung Shih

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-554
Number of pages4
JournalArthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2001
Externally publishedYes



  • Autograft
  • Lateral collateral ligament
  • Quadriceps tendon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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