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Posterolateral Knee Reconstruction

Posterolateral Corner Knee Injury

The posterolateral corner of the knee is a complex area of the knee. The diagnosis of acute and chronic posterolateral knee injuries is also complex and requires various examination tests and imaging studies. Dr. LaPrade recommends to all patients with a complete, or Grade III injury, to undergo posterolateral reconstruction. The timing […]

Posterolateral Knee Reconstruction

MCL Reconstruction

What is an MCL Tear?

The most common knee ligament injury is an injury to the medial aspect of the knee. There are three main anatomic structures on the medial side of the knee, with the medial collateral ligament (MCL) being the largest and strongest. A large number of isolated MCL medial knee injuries are due […]

MCL Reconstruction

ACL Revision Surgery

Why did my ACL Reconstruction Surgery Fail?

An ACL reconstruction is one of the most common surgical procedures in orthopaedic surgey. Although only 10% of grafts fail, this is still a large number of cases. There can be many reasons for an ACL reconstruction failure.

The most common reason for an ACL graft to fail […]

ACL Revision Surgery

Biplanar Osteotomy

The overall alignment of one’s knee can be very important to the success of several different types of operative procedures. This includes articular cartilage resurfacing procedures, meniscal transplants, and different types of knee ligament reconstructions, especially for chronic injuries or for revision surgeries.

One’s alignment is obtained by drawing a line from the center of […]

Biplanar Osteotomy

LCL Reconstruction

Overview of LCL Pathology

In patients who have a complete lateral, or fibular collateral ligament (LCL), tear and noticeable side-to-side instability with activities, a lateral collateral ligament surgery is recommended. The term fibular collateral ligament (FCL) is more anatomically correct, but is more commonly referred to as lateral collateral ligament (LCL).

LCL surgery is very effective […]

LCL Reconstruction

ACL Reconstruction

What is an ACL Injury?

The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is the most important ligament of the knee to prevent the knee from sliding forward or rotating anterolaterally. Patients who sustain an ACL tear often have problems with twisting and turning activities, such as in playing football, soccer, or skiing, and will often require […]

ACL Reconstruction
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