Secondary damage to the knee after isolated injury of the anterior cruciate ligament.

@article{Finsterbush1990SecondaryDT,
  title={Secondary damage to the knee after isolated injury of the anterior cruciate ligament.},
  author={Alex Finsterbush and U Frankl and Yoav Matan and Gideon Mann},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={475-9}
}
Between 1978 and 1984, we examined and performed arthroscopy on 1000 consecutive patients. Ninety-eight of the 1000 had isolated ACL damage. These cases do not include patients with initial ACL injuries combined with other intraarticular damage. Diagnosis was by physical and arthroscopic examination. Examination took place an average 13.6 months after injury. Of the 98 isolated ACL injuries, 56 were complete ruptures and 42 were partial ruptures. In most cases of partial rupture, the clinical… CONTINUE READING