I wish to congratulate Dr. Steven Claes in his recent publication on “Anatomy of the Anterolateral Ligament of the Knee.” This “rediscovery” of an important structure on the outside of the knee coincides with Dr. Claes’ PhD defense in Belgium on Friday, November 8, 2013. I wish him the best of luck in his PhD defense.
Click here to listen to Dr. LaPrade discuss the rediscovery of the anterolateral ligament on KLIF radio Dallas.
The structure that Dr. Claes refers to as the anterolateral ligament has been called other names in the past. His group has gone into a much more detailed description of this ligament, and we look forward to further anatomic, clinically relevant biomechanical, MRI and clinical outcome studies to define if it does have importance for providing knee stability.