The Knee, ISSN: 1873-5800, Vol: 23, Issue: 5, Page: 911-4

Anatomical MCL reconstruction following TKA

Wierer, Guido; Runer, Armin; Hoser, Christian; Gföller, Peter; Fink, Christian
Knee

Adequate ligament balancing has a tremendous impact on successful total knee arthroplasty. In case of instability, severely disabling symptoms require revision surgery. Here we present a case of early total knee arthroplasty failure due to secondary valgus laxity, which was successfully treated with medial collateral ligament (MCL) reconstruction. For anatomical MCL reconstruction, a flattened semitendinosus autograft was used to reconstruct the superficial medial collateral and the posterior oblique ligament.


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