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Anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligament injury

ACL reconstruction and functional treatment of the MCL

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Abstract

Since August 1989 we have treated acute anteromedial instabilities with medial instability of 1+ and 2+ by augmentated anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction alone. Subsequently, functional therapy for the lesion of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) was carried out. In a follow-up examination, we evaluated Lysholm, Marshall, OAK and IKDC scores, measured stability with the KT 1000, and tested isokinetic muscle function in 28 patients. The majority demonstrated stable healing of the MCL and ACL and good or excellent knee functions and muscle strength.

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Schierl, M., Petermann, J., Trus, P. et al. Anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligament injury. Knee Surg, Sports traumatol, Arthroscopy 2, 203–206 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01845588

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Key words

  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Functional therapy of the medial collateral ligament
  • Anteromedial knee instability