Posterolateral Corner Injuries of the Knee: Anatomy, Diagnosis, and Treatment
SPORTS MEDICINE ARTHROSCOPIC REVIEW 2006
Injuries to the posterolateral corner of the knee continue to be a complex problem for orthopaedic (orthopedic) surgeons. Early recognition and treatment are important factors in the patient’s long-term outcome. To properly treat these patients, the surgeon must have a clear understanding of the anatomic relationships amongst the structures in the posterolateral knee.
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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.