What would you do? Acute extension block caused by anterior cruciate ligament tear: a case report.


Journal Article

Acute knee locking is usually attributed to a displaced meniscus tear. This case involved late diagnosis of mechanical extension block caused by anterior displacement of a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) with impingement in extension. Definitive reconstruction was delayed after debridement of the ACL stump to improve preoperative range of motion. Despite this, the patient still had difficulty regaining extension after surgery. Early treatment of mechanical extension block may facilitate motion recovery after ACL reconstruction.

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Cited Authors

  • Pedowitz, RA; Garrett, WE

Published Date

  • August 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 489 - 491

PubMed ID

  • 8864009

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8864009

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-3231

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-8063

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0749-8063(96)90045-6


  • eng