Diagnosis and Treatment of Posterolateral Rotatory Instability

Philipp N. Streubel, Mark S. Cohen

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Posterolateral rotatory instability is caused by insufficiency of the lateral stabilizers of the elbow. Acute instability occurs as a consequence of trauma and is best treated by primary repair. Chronic instability may be a consequence of trauma, but has also been described in the setting of corticosteroid injections for lateral epicondylitis and repetitive varus load. In this setting, ligament reconstruction is typically required.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-326
Number of pages8
JournalOperative Techniques in Sports Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2017


  • dislocation
  • elbow instability
  • graft
  • ligament injury
  • posterolateral rotatory instability
  • reconstruction
  • repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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