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2018 Jul

JSES Open Access



Lateral collateral ligament reconstruction in atraumatic posterolateral rotatory instability.


Chanlalit C, Dilokhuttakarn T
JSES Open Access. 2018 Jul; 2(2):121-125.
PMID: 30675579.


Chronic elbow pain has several causes. Instability pain is one of the differential diagnosis. Posterolateral rotatory instability (PLRI) of the elbow results from lateral collateral ligament (LCL) insufficiency. This instability has been recognized in association with trauma of the elbow. The standard treatment of LCL insufficiency is ligament reconstruction with a tendon graft. Treatment outcome of LCL reconstruction in atraumatic PLRI cases has been rarely reported. This study reports the results of LCL reconstruction in patients with chronic lateral elbow pain from atraumatic PLRI.