Our newest robotic study, titled “Two Different Knee Rotational Instabilities Occur With Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Anterolateral Ligament Injuries: A Robotic Study on Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Extra-articular Reconstructions in Restoring Rotational Stability,” determined the effect of two different extra-articular reconstructions on controlling knee motions after ACL reconstruction. The anterolateral ligament and iliotibial band have been studied extensively in recent years, and it has been recommended in the literature that an additional surgical procedure, along with an ACL reconstruction, be performed to correct that injury.
This important study concludes that our ACL reconstruction technique will restore normal knee kinematics even with anterolateral ligament and/or iliotibial band injury, and that no additional extra-articular procedure is warranted. There are select cases where Dr. Noyes recommends an added extra-articular procedure, but for a typical first-time ACL injury a bone-patellar tendon-bone ACL reconstruction will restore knee stability. Read full article here