Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction timing in children with open growth plates: new surgical techniques including all-epiphyseal.

Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in the total number of participants in organized youth sports, with up to 63% of sports-related injuries in children aged 6 to 12 years reported as joint sprains, and the majority of these sprains occurring at the knee. Tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in oung patients are becoming… (More)