Lateral tenodesis is the reinforcement of the stability of the knee by adding a strap-like graft at the side.

 

Technique of lateral tenodesis

The procedure involves freeing a strip of fascia lata from the side of the thigh, but leaving it tethered at its lower end to the tibia, and then using this strip to reinforce the side of the joint where it is tautened and re-attached at the top to the side of the femur with a fixation device. The procedure is usually only considered in patients with high risk of graft failure after ACL or multiligament instability.

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