Recent Rupture of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Clinical Results of Treatment by Reinsertion and Allogenic Augmentation

  • O. Kwasny
  • R. Schabus
  • M. Wagner
  • H. Plenk
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Operative treatment of the acutely ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) by suturing or reinsertion has been commonly reported in the literature. As the results often appear unsatisfactory [4], alternatives have been suggested, such as the augmentation of the ACL by autologous graft or primary prosthesis [2, 3, 6]. However, reports of primary surgery of the ACL with immediate allogenic augmentation are scarce [1]. This particular procedure has been applied at the First University Clinic of Traumatology in Vienna since the end of 1983.


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Knee Joint Posterior Cruciate Ligament Lateral Meniscus Medial Meniscus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Kwasny
    • 1
  • R. Schabus
    • 1
  • M. Wagner
    • 1
  • H. Plenk
    • 2
  1. 1.First University Clinic of Traumatology, ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Bone and Biomaterial Research Laboratory, Institute of Histology andEmbry-ologyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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