Long-term failure of thermal shrinkage for laxity of the anterior cruciate ligament.

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BACKGROUND Appropriate treatment for anterior cruciate ligament laxity, owing to partial tears of the native ligament or lax reconstruction, is unclear. Studies suggest that a significant percentage of these untreated tears may progress to complete tears or the patient may develop additional injuries to the meniscus or articular cartilage. Shrinkage of the… (More)

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@article{Halbrecht2005LongtermFO, title={Long-term failure of thermal shrinkage for laxity of the anterior cruciate ligament.}, author={Jeffrey L Halbrecht}, journal={The American journal of sports medicine}, year={2005}, volume={33 7}, pages={990-5} }