Lateral Compartment Injury of the Knee

  • Andrew G. Geeslin
  • Casey M. Pierce
  • Robert F. LaPrade
  • Lars Engebretsen


During the last two decades, knowledge regarding the anatomy, biomechanics, and diagnosis of injuries to the lateral compartment of the knee has expanded through numerous basic science and clinical outcome studies. The three main structures important for providing stability to this region of the knee have been identified as the fibular collateral ligament, popliteus tendon, and popliteofibular ligament. Furthermore, surgical techniques for addressing both acute and chronic injuries to these structures have improved through detailed anatomic, biomechanical, and clinical investigations of reconstruction methods.


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Posterior Cruciate Ligament Femoral Tunnel Lateral Meniscus Biceps Femoris 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew G. Geeslin
    • 1
  • Casey M. Pierce
    • 2
  • Robert F. LaPrade
    • 3
  • Lars Engebretsen
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryMichigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical StudiesKalamazooUSA
  2. 2.Steadman Philippon Research InstituteVailUSA
  3. 3.Steadman Philippon Research InstituteVailUSA
  4. 4.IOC Medical CommissionLausanneSwitzerland
  5. 5.Oslo Sports Trauma Research CenterNorwegian School of Sport SciencesOsloNorway
  6. 6.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryOslo University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine University of OsloOsloNorway

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