Christina Allen

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The incidence of meniscal tears in the chronically anterior cruciate ligament-deficient knee is increased, particularly in the medial meniscus because it performs an important function in limiting knee motion. We evaluated the role of the medial meniscus in stabilizing the anterior cruciate ligament-deficient knee and hypothesized that the resultant force(More)
The 3 cases presented describe loosening or failure of bioabsorbable screws in the treatment of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD). In case 1, a 17-year-old boy with OCD of the medial femoral condyle was treated with bioabsorbable screw fixation. Six months after surgery, the patient had an acute episode of pain with effusion. Arthroscopic examination revealed(More)
BACKGROUND Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is performed commonly, with a low risk of complication. Osteonecrosis of the knee is a potentially devastating condition and has been observed both spontaneously and after meniscectomy, although osteonecrosis has not been described as a complication after ACL reconstruction. PURPOSE To describe(More)
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