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Table 3 Incidence of different PLC structures affected in relation to mechanism of trauma

From: Value and imaging findings of the magnetic resonance in the posterolateral corner complex injuries of the knee

  Rotational injury Direct force Total
LCL    24
 Partial tear 14 4 14
 Complete tear 1 3 4
 Avulsion 1 1 2
Popliteus    21
 Partial tear 14 3 17
 Complete tear 0 2 2
 Avulsion 1 1 2
Biceps femoris tendon    10
 Partial tear 7 1  
 Complete tear 0 2  
Popliteofibular ligament 6 2 8
Arcuate ligament 4 2 6
Lateral head of gastrocnemius muscle 3 2 5
Iliotibial band 2 2 4
Total 53 25  
  1. *More than one patient had complex injury (more than one structure involved)