Reconstruction of the chronically lax anterior cruciate ligament using the middle third of the patellar tendon. A 3-9 year follow-up.


After an average of 5 years, the authors reviewed 76 cases of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in which the middle third of the patellar tendon had been used as a free autogenous graft. A lateral Lemaire operation had been used in 85% of the cases and postoperative cast immobilization in 72%. Functional knee instability was eliminated in 96% of the… (More)


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