Lateral Collateral Ligament Reconstruction for Posterolateral Rotatory Instability of the Elbow



  • Symptomatic chronic posterolateral rotatory instability (PLRI) of the elbow.

  • The operative management focuses on the reconstruction of the lateral ulnar collateral band of the lateral ligament complex of the elbow which passes from the lateral epicondyle to the supinator crest of the ulna, using palmaris longus autograft.


Radial Head Suture Anchor Lateral Collateral Ligament Lateral Epicondyle Ulnar Collateral Ligament 

Further Reading

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  5. Sanchez-Sotelo J, Morrey BF, O’Driscoll SW. Ligamentous repair and reconstruction for posterolateral rotatory ­instability of the elbow. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2005;87:54–61.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics‘Thriassio’ General HospitalElefsinaGreece
  2. 2.‘St. Luke’s’ HospitalThessalonikiGreece

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