AJSM 2002

To determine whether untreated grade 3 posterolateral knee injuries contribute to a significant increase in force on a posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction graft, we measured the force on the graft during joint loading of a posterior cruciate ligament-reconstructed knee with otherwise intact structures and then selectively cut the popliteofibular ligament, popliteus tendon, and the fibular collateral ligament. A posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction was performed in eight freshfrozen cadaveric knees.

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