FREQUENCY OF THE KNEE POSTEROLATERAL CORNER INJURY IN COMBINATION WITH ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT INJURY

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Riaz Muhammad
Syed Dil Bagh Shah

Abstract

Objective: To determine the frequency of posterolateral corner injury in combination with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.


Methodology: This Descriptive Cross-Sectional study was performed at Ortho Unit, MTI-Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar from 18 July 2020 to 18 January 2021. A detailed clinical history was taken followed by a general physical and systemic examination from all patients presenting with diagnosed anterior cruciate ligament tear on MRI. A plain radiograph of the involved knee was taken in sagittal and coronal planes to identify any fracture or dislocations and make necessary exclusions. The finally selected patients were enrolled and a specific data sheet purposely designed, was filled for each of them. A quick height, weight, and BMI (on Stadiometer and standard weighing scale) calculation were done and Beighton score was calculated for all patients.


Results: Incidence of posterolateral corner (PLC) injuries was found in 36 (21.3%) patients combined with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).


Conclusion: It is of utmost importance to detect and treat the injury properly. As PLC injuries are not usually diagnosed in the first place, therefore, a thorough understanding of functional interactions of the PLC, specific history taking, and precise physical examination are required for the diagnosis and treatment.


Keywords: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL); Posterolateral Corner (PLC); Knee; Multiligamentous Injury

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Muhammad, R. ., & Shah, S. D. B. (2024). FREQUENCY OF THE KNEE POSTEROLATERAL CORNER INJURY IN COMBINATION WITH ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT INJURY. Journal of Medical Sciences, 32(1), 6–11. https://doi.org/10.52764/jms.24.32.1.1
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