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Injury to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament
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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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ACL Injury in Immature Athletes

Location: http://www.carletonsportsmed.com/ACL Injury in Skeletally Immature Athletes AANA01.htm

Contents
Introduction
Mechanism
Types of injuries – avulsions, mid substance tears
Diagnosis
Management
Controversy
Surgical options
Current consensus on surgical procedure
Outcome
Don Johnson MD Director Sports Medicine Clinic Carleton University Associate professor Orthopedic Surgery University of Ottawa Ottawa On, Canada KIS5B6
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Allograft Reconstruction ACL-Deficient Knee eMedicine Orthopedics

Location: http://www.emedicine.com/orthoped/topic594.htm

Multiple techniques are available for reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Controversy certainly exists as to which autograft is best and which methods of placement and fixation should be used. Instances exist in which autograft is not available due to multiple reconstructions or in combined ligament injuries. In addition, after...
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Location: http://www.wheelessonline.com/ortho/anterior_cruciate_ligament

Discussion:
- anatomy of ACL
- biomechanics of ACL:
- mechanism: ACL Tear:
- natural history of the ACL-deficient knee
- partial ACL injury
- pediatric ACL injuries:
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury eMedicine PMR

Location: http://www.emedicine.com/pmr/topic3.htm

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) originates from the tibial plateau just medial and anterior to the tibial eminence. The ACL tracts from the tibia superiorly, laterally, and posteriorly to its insertion on the posterior aspect of the medial wall of the lateral femoral condyle. The ACL is composed of 2...
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Pathology eMedicine Orthopedics

Location: http://www.emedicine.com/orthoped/topic580.htm

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee. Injuries occur predominately in a young and sports-active population. Many patients are left with significant disability following injury to the ACL. Understanding and preventing associated meniscal pathology is the key to management of this...
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Anterior cruciate ligament rupture - is osteoarthritis inevitable

Location: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=1724899&blobtype=pdf

Anterior cruciate ligament rupture, whether treated surgically or not, is associated with an increase in osteoarthritis in former soccer players.
J Feller Br J Sports Med. 2004 Aug;38(4):383-4.
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Anterior Cruiate Ligament Reconstruction using hamstrings

Location: http://www.anteriorcruciateligament.co.uk

Modern ACL reconstruction using Hamstrings. Diagrams and Video animation. Arthroscopic. Day case.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
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Arthrofibrosis from ACL Injuries Wheeless

Location: http://www.wheelessonline.com/ortho/arthrofibrosis_from_acl_injuries


- need to determine whether the fibrosis has primarily affected flexion or extension;
- need to determine either from radiographs or from MRI, whether incorrect tunnel placement, is the cause of the decrease motion...
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Gender issues in ACL injury

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

The following is a summary of an article by Traina and Bromberg in Orthopedics Vol 20 No 6 June 1997 In the NCAA, the Injury rates are 2.4X greater in soccer and 4.1 X greater in basketball for female athletes. The reason for this increase is still speculative, but there are...
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High prevalence of osteoarthritis 14 years after an anterior cruciate ligament tear in male soccer players

Location: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=14962961

CONCLUSIONS: A high prevalence of radiographic knee osteoarthritis was seen in male soccer players 14 years after an ACL disruption. The injury and the osteoarthritis, irrespective of the treatment provided to these patients, often result in knee related symptoms that severely affect the knee related quality of life by middle...
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Knee stability assessment on anterior cruciate ligament injury

Location: http://www.smarttjournal.com/content/pdf/1758-2555-1-20.pdf

Knee stability assessment on anterior cruciate ligament injury: clinical and biomechanical approaches
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is common in knee joint accounting for 40% of sports injury. ACL injury leads to knee instability, therefore, understanding knee stability assessments would be useful for diagnosis of ACL injury, comparison between operation treatments...
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Knee stability assessment on anterior cruciate ligament injury

Location: http://www.smarttjournal.com/content/pdf/1758-2555-1-20.pdf

Knee stability assessment on anterior cruciate ligament injury: clinical and biomechanical approaches
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is common in knee joint accounting for 40% of sports injury. ACL injury leads to knee instability, therefore, understanding knee stability assessments would be useful for diagnosis of ACL injury, comparison between operation treatments...
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Lachman Test Wheeless

Location: http://www.wheelessonline.com/ortho/lachman_test

- this is a variant of the anterior drawer test, in which the examination is carried out w/ the knee in 15 deg of flexion, and external rotation (relaxes the IT band);
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics
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