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December 26 , 2007

Current Concepts in ACL Reconstruction


From evaluation to outcome, Current Concepts in ACL Reconstruction will help you keep pace with the latest techniques for the treatment of anterior cruciate ligament injuries. This text provides the most complete and up-to-date information for the surgical reconstruction of a torn ACL including details about the newer double-bundle procedure. Both American and international perspectives on the treatment of ACL injuries are included to provide the most comprehensive review on the market today. Inside this richly illustrated text, Drs. Freddie H. Fu and Steven B. Cohen along with contributions from the world’s most experienced knee surgeons review the basic science, kinematic, imaging, and injury patterns surrounding the ACL. Surgical concepts, various techniques for reconstruction, and diverse opinions on approaching the ACL are also included. Current Concepts in ACL Reconstruction explains the anatomical basis in order to provide the most current surgical principles to ensure the patient receives the best surgical outcomes. To reflect recent advancements in ACL treatment, the emerging double-bundle technique is comprehensively covered. The differences between the single- and double-bundle techniques are discussed with perspectives from leading international experts in double-bundle reconstruction. An accompanying video CD-ROM demonstrates the various procedures mentioned throughout the text. In addition, several of the world’s most experienced surgeons provide their perspective from what they have learned by performing ACL surgery for over 25 years, along with their insight into the future treatment of ACL injuries. What you will want to learn more about: • Differences between single- and double-bundle reconstruction techniques • Outcomes of single- and double-bundle reconstruction • Pediatric ACL reconstruction • Gender differences in ACL injury • Radiographic imaging • Computer navigation assistance for ACL reconstruction • Injury patterns of the ACL • Graft choices in ACL surgery • Revision ACL surgery • Postoperative rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction • Outcome measures to assess success after surgery Orthopedic residents and surgeons will be prepared with this thorough review of ACL reconstruction by their side.
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