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Editorial
. 2018 Jan;34(1):261-263.
doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.10.003.

Editorial Commentary: Filling the Void in Translational Research for Lateral Extra-articular Tenodesis for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Are We Saturated With Biomechanical Studies?

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Editorial Commentary: Filling the Void in Translational Research for Lateral Extra-articular Tenodesis for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Are We Saturated With Biomechanical Studies?

Patrick A Smith. Arthroscopy. .

Abstract

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft failure rates remain unacceptably high in certain populations, and researchers are examining the effect that the anterolateral ligament (ALL) has on knee stability following ACL reconstruction. Currently, most available research examining the ALL has focused on cadaveric biomechanical kinematic studies, including the effect of surgical techniques for ALL reconstruction/lateral extra-articular tenodesis (LET). However, it is critical for ongoing and future research to focus on clinical outcome measures relating to individuals who have had ALL reconstruction or LET along with their ACL reconstructions. This is what will benefit clinicians most as to the appropriate indications for when to perform an extra-articular stabilization procedure in combination with ACL reconstruction.

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