Synovitis After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Effusion: Confusion

  • W. L. Lanzer
  • A. Gown
  • C. Piening
Conference paper

Abstract

Indications for prosthetic ligament reconstruction vary from long-standing chronic injury of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) to acute injuries consisting of anterior cruciate tears along with medial collateral ligament and meniscus injuries. Previous experience with anterior cruciate insufficiency and rotatory instability has demanded new concepts in applying biomechanical and kinematic research toward solving this difficult problem. A prosthetic ligament ideally would have mechanical properties very similar to the normal ligament it is meant to replace. In addition to this it must be biologically inert and provide some ability to withstand the hostile environment of the synovial cavity.

Keywords

Osteoarthritis Fibril Hematoxylin Eosin Collagenase 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. L. Lanzer
    • 1
  • A. Gown
    • 1
  • C. Piening
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic ResearchUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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