PAPL Reconstruction

Technique chirurgicale

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 

Ce document fournit des informations sur l'utilisation des appareils et instruments médicaux CONMED dans les interventions chirurgicales.  Bien qu’il soit révisé par des médecins, il ne constitue pas un avis médical et chaque chirurgien doit se baser sur son propre jugement professionnel avant de l'utiliser pour traiter un patient particulier.  Les chirurgiens doivent être formés à l'utilisation de ces dispositifs avant l’intervention et doivent toujours se référer à l'étiquetage du produit, y compris les instructions d'utilisation, avant d'utiliser un dispositif médical.

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