Case report of a new technique for with posterior cruciate ligament avulsion fractures treated with a mini transverse incision

Authors

  • Bhaskar Shetty Kuknadu Department of Orthopaedics, Deepak Orthopaedics and General Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Anvith S. Shetty Department of Orthopaedics, Deepak Orthopaedics and General Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4510.IntJResOrthop20241122

Keywords:

Posterior cruciate ligament, Avulsion injuries, Mini transverse incision

Abstract

Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is a strong stabilising ligament of the knee joint originating from posterior part of Intercondylar eminence oof tibia and attaches to the anterior part of medial surface of lateral condyle of femur. The PCL plays a major role in knee stabilization, and are statistically one of the rarest injuries around the knee. Due to the surrounding neurovascular elements in the popliteal space, very few open approaches to repair such injury were performed. The ‘‘safe transverse mini-incision approach’’ to PCL avulsion fracture is a simple approach, does not require exploration of the neurovascular elements, and produced satisfactory results in the majority of patients.

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2024-04-29

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