Anterior cruciate ligament avulsion in active adults

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Bibliographic Details
Title translated into German:Abriss des vorderen Kreuzbandes bei sportlich aktiven Erwachsenen
Author:Rule, John P.; Seeger, Leanne L.; Yao, Lawrence; Shapiro, Matthew S.
Published in:The physician and sportsmedicine
Published:23 (1995), 5 , S. 25-32, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
ISSN:0091-3847, 2326-3660
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Identification number:PU199603106645

Author's abstract

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) avulsion at the intercondylar eminence, though well recognized in the pediatric population, is uncommon in skeletally mature people. Unlike in children, this injury in adults is often associated with soft-tissue trauma such as tears of the meniscus and of other ligaments. X-rays are often diagnostic for avulsion, but MRI is often required to identify concomitant injuries. In adults, surgical repair restores normal ACL function. Verf.-Referat