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Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Lateral and Medial Sides of the Knee and the Surgical Implications

  • Mitchell I. Kennedy
  • Andrew G. Geeslin
  • Robert F. LaPradeEmail author
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Abstract

Knowledge regarding the anatomy, biomechanics, and diagnosis of injuries to the lateral and medial sides of the knee has expanded greatly during the last few decades. In addition, the surgical techniques for addressing injuries to these structures have improved through biomechanical investigations of reconstruction methods. These topics are systematically addressed with a review and summary of the available literature.

Keywords

Acute knee ligament injury Chronic knee ligament injury Lateral knee Posterolateral knee Fibular collateral ligament Popliteus tendon Popliteofibular ligament Medial knee Posteromedial knee Medial collateral ligament Posterior oblique ligament 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mitchell I. Kennedy
    • 1
  • Andrew G. Geeslin
    • 2
  • Robert F. LaPrade
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Clinical Outcomes-Based Orthopaedic ResearchThe Steadman Philippon Research InstituteVailUSA
  2. 2.Borgess OrthopedicsWestern Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of MedicineKalamazooUSA
  3. 3.Twin Cities OrthopaedicsMinneapolisUSA

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