Outcomes following healing response in older, active patients: a primary anterior cruciate ligament repair technique.

@article{Steadman2012OutcomesFH,
  title={Outcomes following healing response in older, active patients: a primary anterior cruciate ligament repair technique.},
  author={J. Richard Steadman and Lauren M. Matheny and Karen Kay Briggs and William G. Rodkey and Dominic S. Carreira},
  journal={The journal of knee surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={255-60}
}
The purpose of this study was to document outcomes following the healing response procedure for treatment of complete, proximal anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in a mature, active population. Healing response is an all-arthroscopic procedure that preserves the native ACL and makes use of an arthroscopic awl with a 45-degree angle to make holes in the femoral attachment of the ACL and in the body of the ACL. Patients were included in this IRB-approved study if they were > or =40 years old… CONTINUE READING
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