Cruciate ligament reconstruction

Hosp Med. 2004 Jul;65(7):412-7. doi: 10.12968/hosp.2004.65.7.15459.


Injuries to the cruciate ligaments of the knee can be disabling. Advances in treatment over recent years have made their early diagnosis imperative. Surgical reconstruction is not appropriate for all. Once surgical candidates have been identified a number of reconstructive options exist.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament / surgery*
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
  • Athletic Injuries / etiology
  • Athletic Injuries / surgery
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / etiology
  • Knee Injuries / surgery
  • Patient Selection
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / methods
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / rehabilitation
  • Postoperative Care / methods
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Transplantation, Autologous