The importance of the posterolateral corner (PLC) with respect to knee stability, particularly in the setting of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficiency, has become more apparent in recent years. The purposes of this article are to review the current concepts of PLC injuries and to address their role in the ACL-deficient and ACL-reconstructed knee.
Recent literature demonstrates that a single staged, combined reconstruction is optimal. Studies further provide more thorough insight into avoidance of tunnel collision during the multiligament reconstruction. In total, reconstruction procedures have demonstrated successful outcomes in over 90% of patients.
In summary, we report that in the setting of suspected concomitant PLC and ACL injury, it is essential to address both injuries; appreciating the local anatomy, diagnostic modalities, and surgical techniques are each crucial to achieving desirable clinical outcomes.
Full Article: ACL and Posterolateral Corner Injuries