The Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Evaluation and Management Strategies

  • Shital N. Parikh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Shital N. Parikh
    Pages 7-11
  3. Connor G. Richmond, Peter C. Cannamela, Theodore J. Ganley, John D. Polousky, Allen F. Anderson, Kevin G. Shea
    Pages 13-24
  4. Krishn Khanna, Nirav K. Pandya
    Pages 25-32
  5. Gregory J. Pinkowsky, Zachary Winthrop, Wiliam L. Hennrikus
    Pages 33-39
  6. Julien T. Aoyama, Jermonte Lowe, Anthony C. Capraro, Lawrence Wells
    Pages 41-47
  7. Andrew H. Schapiro, Andrew M. Zbojniewicz
    Pages 49-68
  8. Henry Ellis, Lorenzo Vite, Philip Wilson
    Pages 69-82
  9. Michael P. McClincy, Benton E. Heyworth
    Pages 83-95
  10. Marios G. Lykissas, Ioannis Gkiatas, Georgios Kontakis
    Pages 97-102
  11. Sean Keyes, Shital N. Parikh
    Pages 103-119
  12. Peter D. Fabricant, Mininder S. Kocher
    Pages 121-127
  13. Allen F. Anderson, Christian N. Anderson
    Pages 129-136
  14. Lionel E. Lazaro, Junho Ahn, Frank A. Cordasco, Daniel W. Green
    Pages 137-145
  15. Crystal A. Perkins, S. Clifton Willimon, Michael T. Busch
    Pages 157-168
  16. Taylor Jackson, Theodore J. Ganley
    Pages 169-181
  17. Keith R. Bachmann, Eric W. Edmonds
    Pages 211-222
  18. Shital N. Parikh
    Pages 223-225
  19. Jelle P. van der List, Gregory S. DiFelice
    Pages 227-239
  20. Matthew C. Beran, Walter P. Samora, Kevin E. Klingele, Shital N. Parikh
    Pages 241-249
  21. David Potach, Gregory Myer, Terry L. Grindstaff
    Pages 251-283
  22. Charles T. Mehlman
    Pages 285-291
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 293-298

About this book


This unique book fills the void in the existing literature related to the diagnosis and evaluation of pediatric ACL injuries and presents both current and emerging surgical techniques for pediatric ACL reconstruction. Once considered rare, these injuries are on the rise as children are increasingly active and engaged in high-impact sports. Historically, these injuries have been treated with benign neglect, but there is increasing evidence that non-operative treatment approaches can lead to recurrent instability, further injury to the meniscus or cartilage, and eventually joint degeneration.

Opening with discussion of epidemiology, developmental anatomy, and assessment and radiography, this one-stop resource then presents conservative and surgical management strategies and algorithms, including ACL reconstruction without bone tunnels, use of epiphyseal tunnels, trans-physeal tunnels, or hybrid techniques. Special attention is given to the young female athlete, complications, prevention strategies, rehabilitation and return to play considerations.

Bringing together the latest clinical evidence with the preferred techniques of experts in the field, The Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament is a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the inherent problems in treating ACL injuries in the pediatric patient, useful for pediatric orthopedic surgeons, orthopedic sports medicine surgeons, primary care sports medicine physicians and other professionals working with the young athlete.


ACL avulsion ACL reconstruction ACL tear Anterior cruciate ligament Autograft Bone tunnel Epiphyseal tunnel Growth disturbances Hybrid technique Pediatric ACL Pediatric knee Revision ACL repair Skeletally immature ACL Tibial spine avulsion fracture Trans-physeal tunnel

Editors and affiliations

  • Shital N. Parikh
    • 1
  1. 1.Cincinnati Children’s HospitalCincinnatiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64770-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64771-5
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