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Intra-articular pull out of an interference screw after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

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Abstract

We report a rare case of late femoral interference screw migration in the posterior compartment of the knee after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. The graft was intact with no signs of damage. The screw was successfully removed through the posteromedial portal site and the patient regained full function of the knee.

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We would like to acknowledge Mr. M.A. Fazal, consultant orthopaedic surgeon, in helping to prepare the manuscript.

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Correspondence to P. Moonot.

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Moonot, P., Allen, P. Intra-articular pull out of an interference screw after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthr 14, 862–864 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-005-0018-1

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Keywords

  • Migration
  • Femoral screw
  • Anterior cruciate ligament
  • Complication