Controversies in the Technical Aspects of ACL Reconstruction

An Evidence-Based Medicine Approach

  • Norimasa Nakamura
  • Stefano Zaffagnini
  • Robert G. Marx
  • Volker Musahl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Joseph N. Liu, Michael D. Hendel, Grethe Myklebust, Robert G. Marx
    Pages 1-9
  3. Mark Miller, Riccardo Compagnoni, Pietro Randelli
    Pages 11-18
  4. Matthew J. Salzler, Umut Akgün, Mustafa Karahan, Christopher D. Harner
    Pages 27-33
  5. Olufemi R. Ayeni, Darren de SA, Jeffrey Kay, Jon Karlsson
    Pages 35-43
  6. Allen F. Anderson, Christian N. Anderson
    Pages 45-53
  7. Lars Engebretsen, Håvard Moksnes
    Pages 55-60
  8. Romain Seil, Frederick Weitz, Jacques Menetrey, Franck Chotel
    Pages 61-71
  9. Steven L. Orebaugh, Michael L. Kentor, Battista Borghi
    Pages 73-86
  10. Carola F. van Eck, Kelsey Davidson, Mohsen Hussein, Jeffrey Macalena
    Pages 87-101
  11. Danyal H. Nawabi, Jelle P. van der List, Andy Williams
    Pages 103-120
  12. Harris S. Slone, John W. Xerogeanes, Christian Fink, Christian Hoser
    Pages 121-133
  13. Ryohei Uchida, Shuji Horibe
    Pages 145-151
  14. Robert Śmigielski, Urszula Zdanowicz
    Pages 153-158
  15. Daniel Hidalgo Gonçalez, Mario Ferretti, Tomoyuki Suzuki, Hidenori Otsubo, Kazunori Yasuda
    Pages 159-171
  16. Jelle P. van der List, Danyal H. Nawabi, Andrew D. Pearle
    Pages 181-192
  17. Sebastián Irarrázaval, Marcio Albers, Masahiro Kurosaka, Freddie H. Fu
    Pages 193-204
  18. Benjamin Leger-St-Jean, Robert A. Magnussen
    Pages 205-210
  19. Konsei Shino, Luigi Adriano Pederzini
    Pages 211-216
  20. Kazunori Yasuda, Myung Chul Lee, Mark Clatworthy
    Pages 217-231
  21. Marcio Albers, William Clancy Jr., Konsei Shino, Stefano Zaffagnini, Freddie H. Fu
    Pages 233-245
  22. Gernot Felmet, Ashish Soni, Roland Becker, Volker Musahl
    Pages 247-261
  23. Jamie Cowan, Asheesh Bedi, Hideyuki Koga, Takeshi Muneta
    Pages 263-276
  24. Paul K. Herickhoff, Marc R. Safran, Patrick Yung, Kai-Ming Chan
    Pages 277-288
  25. Tatsuo Mae, Braden C. Fleming
    Pages 289-299
  26. Mitsuo Ochi, David Dejour, Atsuo Nakamae, Panagiotis G. Ntagiopoulos
    Pages 301-311
  27. Mitsuo Ochi, Anastasios D. Georgoulis, Atsuo Nakamae
    Pages 313-324
  28. Tom Chao, Kaitlyn L. Yin, Elmar Herbst, Robert G. Marx, Volker Musahl
    Pages 325-331
  29. Shiyi Chen, Tianwu Chen, Fang Wan, Jia Jiang, Julian A. Feller
    Pages 333-341
  30. Kevin R. Stone, Uri Galili
    Pages 343-353
  31. Timothy Lording, David Dejour, Philippe Neyret, Alan Getgood
    Pages 355-370
  32. Daniel Whelan, Majid Chowdhry, Michael Hantes, Norimasa Nakamura, Yasukazu Yonetani
    Pages 371-387
  33. Michael D. Hendel, Joseph N. Liu, Bruce A. Levy, Bent Wulff Jakobsen, Robert G. Marx
    Pages 389-391
  34. Christoph Kittl, Eivind Inderhaug, Joanna Stephen, Hadi El-Daou, Andy Williams, Andrew A. Amis
    Pages 393-404
  35. Steven Claes, Robert LaPrade, Peter Verdonk, Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet
    Pages 405-412
  36. Romain Seil, Henri Robert, Daniel Theisen, Caroline Mouton
    Pages 413-428
  37. Stefano Zaffagnini, Alberto Grassi, Federico Raggi, Fransico Urrizola, Fernando Zamora, Cecilia Signorelli
    Pages 429-435
  38. Jelle P. van der List, Andrew D. Pearle
    Pages 437-450
  39. Shugo Maeda, Yasuyuki Ishibashi, Stefano Zaffagnini, Francisco Urrizola, Cecilia Signorelli, Alberto Grassi
    Pages 451-461
  40. Jan Harald Røtterud, Lars Engebretsen
    Pages 463-466
  41. Etienne salle de Chou, Constance Chu, Christophe Hulet
    Pages 467-475
  42. Julian A. Feller, Kate E. Webster, Daniel Slullitel, Hernan Galan
    Pages 477-489
  43. Lynn Snyder-Mackler, Amelia Arundale, Mathew Failla, Elizabeth Wellsandt, Hege Grindem, Margherita Ricci et al.
    Pages 491-498
  44. Alberto Grassi, Ronald van Heerwaarden, Annunziato Amendola
    Pages 499-512
  45. Andrew D. Lynch, Kathleen Cummer, Rick Joreitz
    Pages 513-525
  46. Jamie Cowan, Asheesh Bedi, Hideyuki Koga, Takeshi Muneta
    Pages E1-E1
  47. Back Matter
    Pages 527-535

About this book


This book provides the reader with the best available evidence on the most pressing issues relating to reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) with the goal of supporting surgical reconstruction of the ACL and improving outcomes for patients. Key topics for which evidence-based information is presented include selection of graft material and source, the use of different surgical techniques, graft rupture in relation to surgical technique, and progression to osteoarthritis. The book will aid the surgeon in making decisions with respect to fixation devices and tensioning, the bundles to be reconstructed, and whether to preserve remnants or partial bundle ruptures. An evidence-based stance is taken on evolving topics such as the anatomy of the tibial insertion site of the ACL and the role of the anterolateral capsule and posteromedial corner in high-grade rotatory instability. Furthermore, novel technical developments for measurement of knee laxity and soft tissue navigation are discussed. The reader will also find useful information on general issues concerning physical examination, arthroscopic setup, timing of reconstruction, anesthesia, and anticoagulation.


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Biomechanics Graft Knee injury Patella Tendon

Editors and affiliations

  • Norimasa Nakamura
    • 1
  • Stefano Zaffagnini
    • 2
  • Robert G. Marx
    • 3
  • Volker Musahl
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute for Medical Science in SportsOsaka Health Science UniversityOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Istituto Ortopedico RizzoliUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  3. 3.Hospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.UPMC Center for Sports MedicinePittsburghUSA

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