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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

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  • 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 abovebelow.

Trochlea lesion secondary to harvesting patellar tendon with mallet and osteotome 

Postoperative Care

Include immediate postoperative care and rehabilitation