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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Indications

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Preoperative Planning

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Positioning

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Approach

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Techniques

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Pearls and Pitfalls

  • Use a microsagittal saw when harvesting the patellar end of the patellar tendon graft. Use of a mallet and osteotome may result in a chondral lesion on the trochlea and/or patella. A trochlea lesion secondary to this mechanism seen at the time of subsequent surgery in the figure below.

 

Postoperative Care

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Outcome

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Complications

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