Check Out Our Publication in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery!

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Published On

Nov 1, 2018



This robotic study, titled “The Effect of an ACL Reconstruction in Controlling Rotational Knee Stability in Knees with Intact and Physiologic Laxity of Secondary Restraints as Defined by Tibiofemoral Compartment Translations and Graft Forces,” examined the effect of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction on restoring normal knee kinematics in unstable knee with physiologic laxity of the secondary knee ligamentous restraints. There exists a subset of patients whose secondary restraint function in resisting knee translations and rotations is limited, allowing for severely abnormal subluxations and Grade 3 pivot-shifts. We found that our method of ACL reconstruction with a bone-patellar tendon-bone graft restored native knee kinematics and rotational stability in all knees regardless of the integrity of the secondary restraints.

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