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Prosthetic Ligaments — Indications

  • M. E. Blazina
Conference paper

Abstract

It is important to adopt a definite philosophical attitude towards ligamentous reconstruction of the knee. In initiating the concept of a synthetic ligament, one’s mentality must also be synchronized with the accompanying concept of “failure.” If all repairs of acute ligamentous tears turned out well, one would not encounter failure and, therefore, one would not need to consider developing a prosthetic ligament. Likewise, if all reconstructions of the ligamentous instabilities of the knee utilizing autogenous structures turned out well, one would not encounter failure and, therefore, one would not need to consider developing a synthetic ligament.

Keywords

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Cruciate Ligament Posterior Cruciate Ligament Pivot Shift Medial Head 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978

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  • M. E. Blazina

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