Arthroscopic popliteus tendon reconstructions were found to be equally as efficacious as open popliteus reconstructions in restoring external rotation stability. However, when the procedure was combined with a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction, the PCL reconstruction still had increases of 4 to 5 mm of posterior tibial translation in side-to-side differences on posterior stress radiographs. Thus, the goal of restoring stability for combined popliteus tendon and PCL reconstructions is still elusive.

Full Article: Editorial Commentary: Arthroscopic Outcomes Are Equal to Open Popliteus Tendon Reconstructions, but Do Not Forget That the Goal Is a Stable Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction