What structures make up the posterolateral corner?
Structures found in the posterolateral corner include the tibia, fibula, lateral femur, iliotibial band (IT band), the long and short heads of the biceps femoris tendon, the fibular (lateral) collateral ligament (FCL), the popliteus tendon, the popliteofibular ligament, the lateral gastrocnemius tendon, and the …
HOW LONG DOES A PCL surgery take?
The length of the surgery depends on how severe the injury is; however, most PCL surgeries last up to two hours. You will be put under general anesthesia during the procedure and may be in some pain when you awake after PCL surgery. Many patients are able to return home the same day.
Where is your posterolateral corner?
The posterolateral corner is a complex area of tendons and ligaments around the outside of the knee. Like a Spaghetti Junction of the body, the PLC is a ‘meeting point’ for the fibular collateral ligament, the popliteofibular ligament, the popliteus tendon, the biceps femoris tendon, the iliotobial band and more.
Where is the incision for a femoral hernia?
We propose a technique for open femoral hernia repair that involves a single skin incision 1 cm above the medial half of the inguinal ligament that allows all of the above approaches to the hernia sac depending on the operative findings. Thus the repair of simple femoral hernias can be performed from below the inguinal ligament.
Can a reconstruction of a posterolateral corner be used?
Although this type of repair can still be used, it must be augmented by a reconstruction of the injured structures.
Can a femoral hernia be repaired below the inguinal ligament?
Thus the repair of simple femoral hernias can be performed from below the inguinal ligament. If found, inguinal hernias can be repaired. More importantly, resection of compromised bowel can be achieved by accessing the peritoneal cavity with division of the linea semilunaris 4 cm above the inguinal ligament.
Which is the best way to repair the femoral canal?
The infra-inguinal approach is the preferred method for elective repair, approaching the femoral canal from below through an oblique incision 1 cm below and parallel to the inguinal ligament. This approach however offers little scope for resecting any compromised bowel.