Controversies in the Technical Aspects of ACL Reconstruction

An Evidence-Based Medicine Approach

  • Norimasa Nakamura
  • Stefano Zaffagnini
  • Robert G. Marx
  • Volker Musahl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Joseph N. Liu, Michael D. Hendel, Grethe Myklebust, Robert G. Marx
    Pages 1-9
  3. Mark Miller, Riccardo Compagnoni, Pietro Randelli
    Pages 11-18
  4. Matthew J. Salzler, Umut Akgün, Mustafa Karahan, Christopher D. Harner
    Pages 27-33
  5. Olufemi R. Ayeni, Darren de SA, Jeffrey Kay, Jon Karlsson
    Pages 35-43
  6. Allen F. Anderson, Christian N. Anderson
    Pages 45-53
  7. Lars Engebretsen, Håvard Moksnes
    Pages 55-60
  8. Romain Seil, Frederick Weitz, Jacques Menetrey, Franck Chotel
    Pages 61-71
  9. Steven L. Orebaugh, Michael L. Kentor, Battista Borghi
    Pages 73-86
  10. Carola F. van Eck, Kelsey Davidson, Mohsen Hussein, Jeffrey Macalena
    Pages 87-101
  11. Danyal H. Nawabi, Jelle P. van der List, Andy Williams
    Pages 103-120
  12. Harris S. Slone, John W. Xerogeanes, Christian Fink, Christian Hoser
    Pages 121-133
  13. Ryohei Uchida, Shuji Horibe
    Pages 145-151
  14. Robert Śmigielski, Urszula Zdanowicz
    Pages 153-158
  15. Daniel Hidalgo Gonçalez, Mario Ferretti, Tomoyuki Suzuki, Hidenori Otsubo, Kazunori Yasuda
    Pages 159-171
  16. Jelle P. van der List, Danyal H. Nawabi, Andrew D. Pearle
    Pages 181-192
  17. Sebastián Irarrázaval, Marcio Albers, Masahiro Kurosaka, Freddie H. Fu
    Pages 193-204

About this book


This book provides the reader with the best available evidence on the most pressing issues relating to reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) with the goal of supporting surgical reconstruction of the ACL and improving outcomes for patients. Key topics for which evidence-based information is presented include selection of graft material and source, the use of different surgical techniques, graft rupture in relation to surgical technique, and progression to osteoarthritis. The book will aid the surgeon in making decisions with respect to fixation devices and tensioning, the bundles to be reconstructed, and whether to preserve remnants or partial bundle ruptures. An evidence-based stance is taken on evolving topics such as the anatomy of the tibial insertion site of the ACL and the role of the anterolateral capsule and posteromedial corner in high-grade rotatory instability. Furthermore, novel technical developments for measurement of knee laxity and soft tissue navigation are discussed. The reader will also find useful information on general issues concerning physical examination, arthroscopic setup, timing of reconstruction, anesthesia, and anticoagulation.


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Biomechanics Graft Knee injury Patella Tendon

Editors and affiliations

  • Norimasa Nakamura
    • 1
  • Stefano Zaffagnini
    • 2
  • Robert G. Marx
    • 3
  • Volker Musahl
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute for Medical Science in SportsOsaka Health Science UniversityOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Istituto Ortopedico RizzoliUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  3. 3.Hospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.UPMC Center for Sports MedicinePittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information ISAKOS 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-52740-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-52742-9
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