Experiences with Reconstruction of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament Using a Free Graft of the Rectus Muscle Tendon Combined with a Patellar Bone Graft

  • Z. G. Harnach
  • V. Pokorný
Conference paper


In reconstructions of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) for chronic instabilities of the knee joint autogenous materials provide enough strength and firmness for ligament substitutes. The advantages of the method described are that a large enough graft of the rectus muscle tendon is obtained for ligament replacement, and the implant is firmly anchored with the help of a bone graft.


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Bone Graft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Posterior Cruciate Ligament Plaster Cast 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. G. Harnach
    • 1
  • V. Pokorný
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institute of TraumatologyBrno Czechoslovakia

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