The Treatment of Unstable Knees

  • G. Helbing
  • A. Rüter
  • C. Burri
Conference paper
Part of the Progress in Orthopaedic Surgery book series (ORTHOPAEDIC, volume 3)


Acute knee ligament injuries may be managed operatively or nonoperatively. Unless there are specific medical contraindications, however, all acute knee ligament ruptures in our clinic are treated surgically. Tears affecting the ligaments alone are sutured and bony avulsions are reinserted with screws or trans-ossous wire sutures. The aim is to restore the function of the knee to an exact anatomic reconstruction.


Cruciate Ligament Posterior Cruciate Ligament Patellar Tendon Medial Collateral Ligament Lateral Femoral Condyle 
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  • G. Helbing
  • A. Rüter
  • C. Burri

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