Fresh injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament treated by suture in combination with augmentation plasty
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.
KeywordsAnterior Cruciate Ligament Sport Activity Pivot Shift Anterior Drawer Test Anterior Cruciate Ligament Lesion
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