Anterolateral rotatory instability of the knee

Daniel Guenther, Chad Griffith, Bryson Lesniak, Nicola Lopomo, Alberto Grassi, Stefano Zaffagnini, Freddie H. Fu, Volker Musahl

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Recent publications have generated renewed interest in the anatomy of the anterolateral capsule. Knowledge of the biomechanical function of the anterolateral components is lacking. Further research is required to evaluate the influence of the anterolateral capsule on rotatory laxity of the knee. The role of surgical procedures, such as an extra-articular tenodesis or lateral plasty, has to be defined based on quantification of the injury. This article seeks to summarize the current literature and discusses the role of the anterolateral capsule and reconstructive techniques in combined ligamentous knee trauma. Level of evidence V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2909-2917
Number of pages9
JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 5 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Anterolateral capsule
  • Anterolateral ligament
  • Knee
  • Rotatory instability
  • Rotatory laxity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery


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