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Value of imaging in posterolateral corner injuries of the knee [in French]

  • N. Bounty
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    (Service de Radiologie-Ostéoarticulaire, Hôpital Roger Salengero, CHU de Lille, Bvd. du Pr. J Leclercq, F-59037 Lille Cedex, France). J Radiol 2009;90;681-691.
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  • M. Bourges
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    (Service de Radiologie-Ostéoarticulaire, Hôpital Roger Salengero, CHU de Lille, Bvd. du Pr. J Leclercq, F-59037 Lille Cedex, France). J Radiol 2009;90;681-691.
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  • S. Dupont
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    (Service de Radiologie-Ostéoarticulaire, Hôpital Roger Salengero, CHU de Lille, Bvd. du Pr. J Leclercq, F-59037 Lille Cedex, France). J Radiol 2009;90;681-691.
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  • J.F. Budzik
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    (Service de Radiologie-Ostéoarticulaire, Hôpital Roger Salengero, CHU de Lille, Bvd. du Pr. J Leclercq, F-59037 Lille Cedex, France). J Radiol 2009;90;681-691.
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  • X. Demondion
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    (Service de Radiologie-Ostéoarticulaire, Hôpital Roger Salengero, CHU de Lille, Bvd. du Pr. J Leclercq, F-59037 Lille Cedex, France). J Radiol 2009;90;681-691.
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  • A. Cotton
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    (Service de Radiologie-Ostéoarticulaire, Hôpital Roger Salengero, CHU de Lille, Bvd. du Pr. J Leclercq, F-59037 Lille Cedex, France). J Radiol 2009;90;681-691.
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      Lesions of the posterolateral corner are usually posttraumatic in etiology. They are most frequently associated with tear of the anterior cruciate ligament and/or posterior cruciate ligament. When unrecognized, they may lead to short-term failure of cruciate ligament reconstruction or long-term knee joint degeneration. Early detection of such lesions, especially in the preoperative period, is important since more severe injuries usually require dedicated early surgical management. The anatomy of the posterolateral corner will be reviewed and the normal and abnormal imaging features on MRI and US will be illustrated. The main clinical and surgical features will also be presented.
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