Paediatric ACL repair reinforced with temporary internal bracing

@article{Smith2016PaediatricAR,
  title={Paediatric ACL repair reinforced with temporary internal bracing},
  author={James Oliver Smith and Sam K. Yasen and Harry C. Palmer and Breck R. Lord and Edward M. Britton and Adrian J. Wilson},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2016},
  volume={24},
  pages={1845-1851}
}
Instability following non-operative treatment of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture in young children frequently results in secondary chondral and/or meniscal injuries. Therefore, many contemporary surgeons advocate ACL reconstruction in these patients, despite the challenges posed by peri-articular physes and the high early failure rate. We report a novel management approach, comprising direct ACL repair reinforced by a temporary internal brace in three children. Two patients (aged 5 and… CONTINUE READING

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