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Autogenic Versus Polylactate-Coated Carbon-Fibre Augmentation in the Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction

  • J. Witvoet
  • P. Christel
  • F. Gaucher
Conference paper

Abstract

Two major types of methods are used in the surgical treatment of chronic anterior knee laxities: the intra-articular and the extra-articular. Extra-articular techniques are designed to avoid the anterior subluxation of tibial plateaus. They eliminate pivot shift, but not entirely anterior laxity, when used alone. Intra-articular techniques reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and eliminate the anterior laxity.

Keywords

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Carbon Fibre Patellar Tendon Pivot Shift Quadriceps Tendon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Witvoet
    • 1
  • P. Christel
    • 1
  • F. Gaucher
    • 1
  1. 1.Orthopaedic Surgery DepartmentHôpital Saint-LouisParisFrance

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