Transphyseal reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament in prepubescent children.

@article{Liddle2008TransphysealRO,
  title={Transphyseal reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament in prepubescent children.},
  author={Alexander D. Liddle and Arjuna Mahinda Imbuldeniya and David M Hunt},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2008},
  volume={90 10},
  pages={1317-22}
}
We present the results of 17 children of Tanner stage 1 or 2 who underwent reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament between 1999 and 2006 using a transphyseal procedure, employing an ipsilateral four-strand hamstring graft. The mean age of the children was 12.1 years (9.5 to 14). The mean follow-up was 44 months (25 to 100). Survival of the graft, the functional outcome and complications were recorded. There was one re-rupture following another injury. Of the remaining patients, all had… CONTINUE READING

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