Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy

, Volume 23, Issue 10, pp 2797–2804 | Cite as

Anteromedial rotatory laxity

  • Lars Engebretsen
  • Martin LindEmail author


This paper describes anteromedial rotatory laxity of the knee joint. Combined instability of the superficial MCL and the structures of the posteromedial corner is the pathological background anteromedial rotatory laxity. Anteromedial rotatory instability is clinically characterized by anteromedial tibial plateau subluxation anterior to the corresponding femoral condyle. The anatomical and biomechanical background for anteromedial laxity is presented and related to the clinical evaluation, and treatment decision strategies are mentioned. A review of the clinical studies that address surgical treatment of anteromedial rotatory instability including surgical techniques and clinical outcomes is presented.

Level of evidence V.


Medial collateral ligament Posterior oblique ligament Anteromedial rotatory instability Anatomical ligament reconstruction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryOslo University HospitalOsloNorway
  2. 2.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  3. 3.Oslo Sports Trauma Research CenterNorwegian School of Sport SciencesOsloNorway
  4. 4.Division of Sports Trauma, Orthopedic DepartmentAarhus University HospitalAarhus CDenmark

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