Technical pitfalls of anterior cruciate ligament surgery

D. Bealle, D. L. Johnson

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Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is extremely common. Although the number of primary reconstructions is increasing, failures and revision procedures continue to occur at approximately the same frequency. ACL reconstruction is a technically difficult procedure, and many failures can be attributed to surgical error. This article addresses the causes for failure of primary ACL reconstruction that lie within the surgeon's control. Preoperative assessment, surgical technique, and rehabilitation are addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)831-845
Number of pages15
JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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