The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery


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