Posterolateral Corner Repair With Suture Tape Augmentation

Arthrosc Tech. 2018 Nov 26;7(12):e1299-e1303. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2018.08.018. eCollection 2018 Dec.

Abstract

The posterolateral corner (PLC) of the knee is the main restraint to varus forces of the knee as well as posterolateral rotation of the tibia relative to the femur. Primary PLC repairs have been associated with a high failure rate in past literature. However, with modern improved arthroscopic instrumentation and devices, there has been a renewed interest in repair of the ligaments around the knee. Internal bracing with suture tape augmentation encourages healing and allows early mobilization. This article describes, with video illustration, PLC repair with suture tape augmentation.