The anterior cruciate ligament and arthritis.

Journal Article (Review)

In this article, the authors assess the natural history of osteoarthritis in the anterior cruciate ligament deficient knee, and examine the factors which may influence its progression: meniscal resection, osteochondral lesions, malalignment, concomitant ligamentous pathology, biological factors, and surgery. The role of anterior cruciate reconstruction, high tibial osteotomy in the coronal and sagittal plane, meniscal allografts, and combined procedures will be reviewed. Finally, the authors' approach to this increasingly common problem is presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Clatworthy, M; Amendola, A

Published Date

  • January 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 173 - vii

PubMed ID

  • 10028121

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1556-228X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0278-5919

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0278-5919(05)70134-4

Language

  • eng