The gross morphology of torn human anterior cruciate ligaments in unstable knees.

@article{Lo1999TheGM,
  title={The gross morphology of torn human anterior cruciate ligaments in unstable knees.},
  author={Ian K Y Lo and Geert-Jan de Maat and Jody W. Valk and Cyril B. Frank},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={1999},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={301-6}
}
To evaluate the presence and incidence of reattachments of torn human anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL), we prospectively investigated 101 patients undergoing arthroscopic ACL reconstruction to study the intra-articular morphology of ACLs under circumstances in which functional healing had failed. Results showed that roughly 72% of these unstable knees had reattachment of the torn ACL to the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). Eighteen percent had no signs of ACL reattachment but only 2% of… CONTINUE READING