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An Overview of Anatomy and Imaging of the Anterolateral Structures of the Knee

Helito, Camilo P., MD, PhD*,†; Helito, Paulo V.P., MD*,‡

doi: 10.1097/BTO.0000000000000308
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Despite several previous articles in the literature, never before have so many studies with regard to anterolateral knee structures been performed. The anterolateral knee complex consists briefly of the iliotibial band, with its proximal and distal attachments, the joint capsule, and the anterolateral ligament (ALL). The recently introduced ALL has several different descriptions, making it difficult to build a consensus with regard to its anatomy. An extensive description of these structures, particularly the iliotibial band and the ALL, with regard to anatomy and imaging, will be provided in this article.

*Hospital Sírio-Libanês

Grupo de Joelho, Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital das Clínicas HCFMUSP, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo

Grupo de Radiologia Musculo-esquelética, Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital das Clínicas HCFMUSP, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo-SP, Brazil

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

For reprint requests, or additional information and guidance on the techniques described in the article, please contact Camilo P. Helito, MD, PhD, at or by mail at Grupo de Joelho, Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital das Clínicas HCFMUSP, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo-SP, Brazil. You may inquire whether the author(s) will agree to phone conferences and/or visits regarding these techniques.

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