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2007 ACL reconstruction failure and revisions

Location: http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/node/155

The kNEEguru website presents a new course by Dr Frank Noyes on the reasons for ACL graft failure and the pitfalls of reconstruction surgery. Aimed at the consumer, but at a good level for family practitioners, the rehabilitation team, nurses and medical students.  [Free]
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2009 Activity Level and Graft Type Affect Risk of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Failure

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/713672

High activity level and use of an allograft rather than autograft increase the risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft failure, according to a report in The American Journal of Sports Medicine in December 2009.
"Clinicians may want to consider the use of an allograft in athletes that desire a return...
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2009 Arthroscopic Double Bundle Double Tunnel ACL Reconstruction Surgery

Location: http://double-bundle.sportsmedicineclinicdelhi.com

“Arthroscopic Double Bundle Double Tunnel ACL Reconstruction Surgery” performed by Senior Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Surgeon Dr. Prateek Gupta along with Dr. Christel Pascal from France at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

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2009 Graft healing in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Location: http://www.smarttjournal.com/content/1/1/21

Successful anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with a tendon graft necessitates solid healing of the tendon graft in the bone tunnel. Improvement of graft healing to bone is crucial for facilitating an early and aggressive rehabilitation and ensuring rapid return to pre-injury levels activity. Tendon graft healing in a bone tunnel...
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2010 Cost analysis of outpatient anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction CORR Open Access

Location: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2853669

Question/purpose We therefore determined if allograft ACL reconstruction would still be less costly if all procedures were performed in a completely outpatient setting.
Conclusions Allograft ACL reconstruction was more costly than autograft ACL reconstruction in the outpatient setting. The cost of the allograft outweighs the increased surgical time needed for harvesting an autograft.
Cost...
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2011 Allograft Comparable to Autograft in ACL Repair Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/741814

Apr 29 - It apparently makes no difference whether an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is reconstructed with a hamstring tendon autograft or allograft, Chinese researchers report.
Both grafts provide essentially very similar results, said senior author Dr. Shaoqi Tian in email to Reuters Health.
Report of a March 25th 2011 online paper...
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2011 Anatomic Approach to Revision ACL Reconstruction VuMedi

Location: http://www.vumedi.com/node/142108

Technique Video (23 mins) Anatomic Approach to Revision ACL Reconstruction By: Freddie Fu
The anatomic approach is gaining popularity in ACL reconstruction. It is predominantly applied during primary ACL reconstruction. However, following the same principles as during primary surgery, the anatomic approach can also be applied during revision surgery. This video demonstrates...
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2011 Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using quadriceps tendon autograft for adolescents with open physes

Location: http://www.smarttjournal.com/content/3/1/7

Conclusions The described ACL reconstruction technique represents a promising alternative to previously described procedures in the treatment of children and adolescents with open growth plates. Using quadriceps tendon future graft availability is not compromised, as the most frequently used autograft-source, ipsilateral hamstring tendons, remains untouched.
Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using quadriceps tendon...
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ACL Rehabilitation

Location: http://www.carletonsportsmed.com/aclrehab.htm

This protocol is a guideline for post-operative care, there will be variations among individuals. Any alterations in this program should be made by the surgeon or physiotherapist.
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Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction with Hamstrings and BioScrews

Location: http://www.carletonsportsmed.com/anterior_cruciate_reconstruction.htm

The debate over graft choice in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction has been ongoing over the past 2 decades. There have been several papers to compare the ‘gold standard’ patellar tendon graft with the hamstring grafts. The end functional result is the same for both grafts.
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Complications in ACL Reconstruction

Location: http://www.carletonsportsmed.com/compacl.htm

Discussion of complications associated with
Patellar Tendon Harvest
Semi-t Graft Harvest
Dropped Graft
Tibial Tunnel Anterior
Anterior Femoral Tunnel
Posterior Blow Out of Femoral Tunnel
Over drilling K-Wire
Neuro-Vascular Injury
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Electrothermal Shrinkage For the ACL Deficient Knee

Location: http://www.carletonsportsmed.com/Electrothermal%20Shrinkage%20ACL.pdf

Abstract
The effectiveness of electrothermal shrinkage for the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficient knee was evaluated. There were fourteen patients in the study, with nine native ligaments, one patellar tendon graft and four quadrupled hamstring tendon grafts. All patients with a native ligament were found intraoperatively to have greater than 50%...
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Graft choices for ACL Reconstruction

Location: http://www.carletonsportsmed.com/graftacl.htm

Contents:
History
Patellar Tendon
Semi-Tendinosus
Issues in Hamstring Grafts
Allograft
Quads tendon
Synthetic
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