Lateral Retinacular Release

  • Said Saghieh


Patient was identified and the affected extremity was marked in the preoperative holding area. An IV was started. He was brought to the Operating Room and positioned supine on the operative table. General anesthetic was induced. IV antibiotics were given. A tourniquet was placed on the right/left leg that was prepped and draped in the standard fashion. A standard lateral infrapatellar portal was made. The arthroscope was introduced and a diagnostic arthroscopy performed (Findings). The medial infrapatellar portal was made under direct visualization. A superolateral portal was then created through which a 70° arthroscope was inserted.


Position Supine Direct Visualization Common Indication Operative Table General Anesthetic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Said Saghieh
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  1. 1.Division of Orthopaedics, Department of SurgeryAmerican University of Beirut Medical CenterBeirutLebanon

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