Diagnosis and Treatment of Posterolateral Knee Injuries
CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH 2002
Posterolateral knee injuries can be very debilitating. It is important to understand the complex anatomy and pertinent diagnostic tests to properly treat posterolateral knee injuries. The fibular collateral ligament, popliteus tendon, and the popliteofibular ligament are the main static stabilizers against abnormal varus and posterolateral translational moments.
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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.