The reproducibility and repeatability of varus stress radiographs in the assessment of isolated fibular collateral ligament and grade-III posterolateral knee injuries

Jon V Clarke, Tomm Nunn

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Abstract

We read with interest the recent paper “The Reproducibility and Repeatability of Varus Stress Radiographs in the Assessment of Isolated Fibular Collateral Ligament and Grade-III Posterolateral Knee Injuries. An in Vitro Biomechanical Study” (2008;90:2069-76), by LaPrade et al., which aimed to address the lack of quantitative data on the diagnosis of posterolateral knee ligament injuries. We commend the authors for attempting to provide a more objective clinical assessment of these injuries. We question, however, whether the conclusions drawn from the study are supported by the evidence presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-485
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American Volume
Volume91
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009

Keywords

  • aged
  • biomechanical phenomena
  • cadaver
  • collateral ligaments
  • humans
  • knee injuries
  • reproducibility of results
  • stress, mechanical

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