Posterolateral corner (PLC) injuries involve damage to the lateral collateral ligament, the popliteus tendon, and the popliteofibular ligament. Accounting for about 20% of complex knee injuries1, these injuries are commonly seen in conjunction with injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). Depending on severity, PLC injuries may be treated conservatively or surgically. Multiple surgical approaches to PLC injuries have been described, many of which involve the use of a graft either from the patient or from a donor. All approaches aim to restore the original anatomy and function of the PLC, which is to stabilize the knee against posterior and laterally directed forces.
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1Smith KE et al. Shape-memory Polymers for Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair. Techniques in Orthopedics 2017;32:141-148
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