Anatomy, Function, and Surgical Access of the Iliotibial Band in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Whiteside, Leo A.; Roy, Marcel E.
November 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Nov2009 Supplement 6, Vol. 91-A, p101
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on the iliotibial band in total knee arthroplasty to develop surgical procedure for patients with ligament imbalance. The method used involves twenty human cadavers of whom knees were dissected to identify pertinent anatomic and surgical features of the iliotibial band during flexion and extension of the knee. Moreover, the iliotibial band of the knee functions as a primary lateral stabilizing ligament and is important during the full extension of the knee.


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