Bone and Joint Institute

Title

Extra-articular plasty with ACL reconstruction: Long-term results of associated procedure

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Journal

Controversies in the Technical Aspects of ACL Reconstruction: An Evidence-Based Medicine Approach

First Page

355

Last Page

370

URL with Digital Object Identifier

10.1007/978-3-662-52742-9_33

Abstract

© ISAKOS 2017. The aim of surgical management of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-deficient knee is to restore knee stability, allowing return to activity and preventing secondary injury. Unfortunately, even in the face of technological advances in modern day ACL reconstruction, problems of persistent anterolateral rotational laxity exist. Recent research has therefore focused on the anterolateral structures and hence anterolateral reconstructions as a method to better control rotation. This paper provides an historical perspective on the use of lateral extra-articular reconstruction and where these procedures may be best utilised in todays ACL reconstruction algorithm.

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