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The Various Faces of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears During Arthroscopic Examination

  • A. Gächter

Abstract

Arthroscopy is unique among diagnostic modalities in its ability to provide a clear picture of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. The examiner can not only assess the damage to the anterior cruciate ligament but very often can identify associated injuries of the semimembranosus corner, menisci, or cartilage. This clarity can greatly aid the physician in devising a treatment plan and selecting an appropriate operative procedure. Faster rehabilitation and an improved therapeutic outcome are achieved as a result of the minimal surgical exploration.

Keywords

Posterior Cruciate Ligament Lateral Femoral Condyle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear Arthroscopic Examination Bony Avulsion 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

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