Anatomical Repair of Stener-like Lesion of Medial Collateral Ligament: A case Series and Technical Note

Document Type: TECHNICAL NOTE

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1 Orthopedic Department, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Orthopedic Department, Guilan Road Trauma Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran

Abstract

Medial collateral ligament tears usually will be treated through non-surgical methods, but, in some cases such as those
with tears at the distal insertion where the reduction could be blocked by the pes anserine tendons (Stener-like lesion), surgery
will be performed. Here, we present a surgical technique in such cases. In this retrospective case series, we describe
six patients diagnosed with Stener-like lesion based on clinical evaluation and imaging results. In the one-year follow-up
visit, there was no complaining of pain or joint instability and full range of motion and negative valgus stress test were
reported in all cases. The results showed this surgical technique is a useful and safe treatment approach in such cases.

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