What is it about?
By combining two ACL techniques used in growing patients, a lateral control point and increased graft size may reduce the risk of ACL re-injury while safely allowing for completion of growth
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Why is it important?
ACL re-injury in the immature population may occur in up to 20% of cases in active adolescents. This novel technique has demonstrated a 5% re-injury rate at an average of 3 year follow up in this high risk population
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This page is a summary of: Combined Transphyseal and Lateral Extra-articular Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Novel Technique to Reduce ACL Reinjury While Allowing for Growth, The American Journal of Sports Medicine, November 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0363546519881445.
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