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Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction with Bone Patellar Bone Graft using Anteromedial Technique
There are approximately 200,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries per year in the United States and more than half will undergo ACL reconstruction. Diagnosis is made by physical exam supplemented by radiographs and an MRI scan. Successful ACL reconstruction returns most athletes back to pre injury activity, however, outcome is dependent on appropriate preoperative evaluation, surgical timing, surgical technique, graft choice and an effective postoperative physical therapy program. Specifically, graft choice, graft positioning, and fixation technique have been shown to play an important role in patient outcome. Surgeons must also be aware of concomitant meniscal tears and cartilage injury that should be addressed at the time of ACL reconstruction.