Dr Jack Hughston developed a classification system to aid in the diagnosis, treatment, and research of knee ligament injuries. Rotatory knee instabilities are classified as anteromedial, anterolateral, and posterolateral. His published work on these injuries highlights the importance of knee anatomy as the key to a successful repair. His techniques focused upon the restoration of injured anatomy prior to the development of modern implants and the use of reconstructive grafts. Currently his successors at the Hughston Clinic utilize his principles for knee ligament reconstruction and repair in the treatment of rotatory knee instabilities.
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