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Multiple Ligament Knee Injuries in Patients 18 Years of Age and Younger

  • Gregory C. FanelliEmail author
  • David Fanelli
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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to present the senior author’s (GCF) experience treating PCL-based multiple ligament knee injuries in patients 18 years of age and younger. This chapter will discuss patient age at the time of surgery, mechanisms of injury, surgical techniques, considerations in patients with open growth plates, a review of the literature, and the author’s surgical outcomes in PCL-based multiple knee ligament reconstructions in patients 18 years of age and younger.

Keywords

Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) Allograft Mechanical graft tensioning Multiple ligament knee injury 18 years old and younger Open growth plates Pediatric 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryGeisinger Medical Center/Health SystemDanvilleUSA
  2. 2.Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

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