Fresh injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament treated by suture in combination with augmentation plasty

  • R. Meyrat
  • B. Noesberger
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Abstract

The recommendations of how fresh lesions of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) should be treated are various. Repair of the ligament alone leads to a good functional result only in 30% of cases. As the suture of the ACL alone often does not guarantee stability, there is the problem of how it could be reinforced. With intra- or extra-articular augmentation plasty the result in relation to stability should be improved.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Meyrat
    • 1
  • B. Noesberger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyRegionalspitalInterlakenSwitzerland

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