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Reconstruction of osseous rupture of posterior cruciate ligament

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Summary

Osseous avulsion of the posterior cruciate ligament from the articular surface of the tibia requires surgical treatment. If the avulsed fragment is large enough, fixation by means of two crossed drill wires exiting on the extensor surface of the tibia is the recommended treatment. Advantages of this method: [/p]

  1. a)

    technically simple operation;

  2. b)

    wires can be removed in the outpatient department under local anesthesia.[/

Case reports: five patients were operated on, all of them with good results.

Zusammenfassung

Der Ausriß des hinteren Kreuzbandes aus der Tibiagelenkfläche muß operativ behandelt werden. Bei ausreichender Größe des ausgerissenen Fragmentes empfiehlt sich die Fixation mittels zweier gekreuzter Bohrdrähte, welche an der Streckseite der Tibia herausgeleitet werden. Vorteile dieser Methode:

  1. a)

    technisch einfache Operation;

  2. b)

    Drahtentfernung in Lokalanästhesie ambulant möglich.[/

Krankengut: 5 operierte Fälle, alle mit gutem Ergebnis.

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    Vecsei, V.: Der knöcherne Ausriß des hinteren Kreuzbandes. Chir. Praxis 22, 297–307 (1977)

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Galle, P. Reconstruction of osseous rupture of posterior cruciate ligament. Arch. Orth. Traum. Surg. 95, 241–243 (1979). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00389692

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Keywords

  • Public Health
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Cruciate Ligament
  • Articular Surface
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament