Anatomical Landmarks of the Knee
Defining surgical relevant anatomic landmarks can be particularly difficult at the time of surgery.
The following slides provide an outline of definable landmarks based upon our studies that have proven to be very useful to residents, fellows, and surgeons in surgery. The slides outline the primary anatomic landmarks for MCL surgery, posterolateral (PLC) knee surgery and PCL reconstructions.
As many of our colleagues have done, these slides can also be printed and laminated and taped to the walls in one’s surgery center to serve as landmarks for a safe and efficient surgery.
Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD
has specialized skills and expertise in diagnosing and treating complicated knee injuries. He has treated athletes at all levels, including Olympic, professional and intercollegiate athletes, and has returned numerous athletes back to full participation after surgeries. Recognized globally for his outstanding and efficient surgical skills and dedication to sports medicine, he has received many research awards, including the OREF Clinic Research Award considered by many a Nobel Prize in orthopedics. Dr. LaPrade is one of the most published investigators
in his field, and many of the surgeries that he has developed are now performed worldwide and recognized as the “gold standard” for the treatment of complex knee injuries.