Reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament: optimal techniques for restoration of normal anatomy, knee joint kinematics and function. [free PhD. thesis]
1) Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in knees with subtotal medial meniscectomy cannot restore the normal joint laxity. This finding suggests that meniscus is an important knee stabilizer, which should be preserved to stabilize the knee joint and to mitigate the risks of joint degeneration. Currently, meniscectomy is the standard of care for irreparable meniscal injuries. Therefore, new and effective meniscal injury treatment strategies should be identified and implemented.
2) Undiagnosed and hence untreated popliteus complex injury in an anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed knee results in abnormal increase in anterior cruciate ligament graft forces, subsequently leading to their failure. Therefore, prompt diagnosis of isolated popliteus complex injury and appropriate treatment is warranted to avert failure of anterior cruciate ligament grafts due to excessive loading > from Hemanth R. Gadikota (2013). All rights reserved to the Vrij Universiteit Amsterdam.
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