Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology

, 4:27

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A tale of 10 European centres – 2010 APOSSM travelling fellowship review in ACL surgery

  • Yee Han Dave LeeAffiliated withDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery, Changi General Hospital Email author 
  • , Ryosuke KurodaAffiliated withDepartment of Orthopedic Suregry, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine
  • , Jinzhong ZhaoAffiliated withDepartment of Arthroscopy Surgery, Shanghai No 6 Peoples Hospital
  • , Kai Ming ChanAffiliated withDepartment of Orthopedics & Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital


The purpose of ESSKA- APOSSM Travelling fellowship is to better understand the epidemiology, management and surgical techniques for sports across continents. There has been a progressive evolution in ACL reconstruction and there is variation in technique in ACL reconstruction amongst the most experienced surgeons in different continents. During this one month fellowship, we saw various ACL reconstruction techniques using different graft sources, with a variety of graft fixation methods, with the common aim of recreating an anatomical ACL reconstruction.