PLC Rekonstruktion


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.



ExoShape® Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction Solution

  • Non-Rotational: protects the graft from thread damage
  • Aperture Fixation: achieves anatomic reconstruction
  • Shape Memory PEEK Altera®: simplified insertion and expansion


TenoLok® Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction Solution

  • Minimal tendon disruption
  • No whip-stitching
  • Simple and reproducible

Allograft Tendons

  • Recent clinical data suggests equivalence between Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) soft tissue allografts and autografts for ACL reconstruction2 , and demonstrates no difference in outcome between younger and older patients.3,4,5

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1Smith KE et al. Shape-memory Polymers for Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair. Techniques in Orthopedics 2017;32:141-148 

Dieses Material enthält Informationen zur Verwendung von CONMED Medizinprodukten und Instrumenten bei chirurgischen Eingriffen.  Obwohl es von Ärzten geprüft wurde, ist es nicht als medizinische Beratung zu verstehen. Der Operateur muss stets im eigenen fachlichen Ermessen über die Verwendung zur Behandlung eines bestimmten Patienten entscheiden.  Der Operateur muss vor der Operation eine Ausbildung zur Verwendung besagter Produkte erhalten haben und vor der Verwendung jeglicher Medizinprodukte stets die Produktdokumentation einschließlich der Gebrauchsanweisung beachten.

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