Postoperative: Surgical Complications (Stiffness, Graft Rupture)

Barton R. Branam, Darren L. Johnson

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Failed anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is a complex problem. However, mastering evaluation and management of the failed graft can assist the surgeon in helping an increasingly active patient population. The key to a successful revision surgery is determining why the index operation failed. A detailed history, physical examination, and evaluation of appropriate radiology will give the surgeon an outstanding opportunity to plan to move forward. Understanding the most common reasons for failure outlined in this chapter will assist the skilled sports medicine surgeon in individualizing patient care.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplications in Orthopaedics
Subtitle of host publicationSports Medicine
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780323545983
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

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  • anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • complications
  • failed graft
  • postoperative stiffness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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