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CURRENT ISSUEMINERVA ORTOPEDICA E TRAUMATOLOGICA

A Journal on Orthopedics and Traumatology

Official Journal of the Piedmontese-Ligurian-Lombard Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology
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Ferquency: Quarterly

ISSN 0026-4911

Online ISSN 1827-1707

 

Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2014 April;65(2):87-102

TARGETING: KNEE 

Current concepts in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery

Wang T. , Abrams G. D.

Section of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA

The understanding and treatment of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures has advanced significantly in the modern era. Risk factors for injury, including female gender, anatomic variations, and landing mechanics, are now better understood. Evaluation of anatomy and the biomechanical function of the ACL have defined contemporary reconstruction techniques. Randomized studies with clinical outcome measures evaluating graft type, fixation methods, and tunnel position are now available to guide surgeons in their operative technique and decision making. A new frontier in anatomic ACL reconstruction is grounded in clinical evidence that offers patients restored kinematics, increased knee stability and more predictable return to sport.

language: English


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