Indications for Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Recapitulation

  • R. P. Jakob


In this chapter we shall again review the indications for the operative and conservative treatment of acute tears and chronic insufficiency of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). This review is based on the extensive literature of the past 10 years (see list of references in Wirth, p.266ff.). Besides being guided by technical arguments, the experienced knee surgeon will in time develop his own guidelines for patient selection that are unavailable to the less experienced operator.


Cruciate Ligament Posterior Cruciate Ligament Femoral Tunnel Medial Collateral Ligament Tibial Tunnel 
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