Updated June 18,2022 – Dr. Burnham co-authored a research study with Dr. Freddie Fu, Dr. Volker Musahl, Dr. Elmart Herbst, and Dr. Marcio Albers on a hot topic in sports medicine. The research article describes the complex anatomy and function of the anterolateral knee, including the anterolateral ligament (ALL) and the anterolateral complex, which have received much focus in recent media stories. These anatomical structures play an important role in knee stability, especially in the setting of ACL injury and ACL reconstruction in athletes. New research is focusing on the role for repair or reconstruction of these structures. One such procedure is known as a lateral extra-articular tenodesis, or LET. The STABILITY TRIAL is a prospective trial examining the outcomes of adding LET to ACL reconstruction.
The research study was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Sports Medicine.