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Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery - past, present and future

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Upali Banagala

Senior Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Former Director General, Institute of Sports Medicine, Ministry of Sports, LK
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Abstract

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a common reported injury in an athlete. Historically, with the first description of the structure of ACL in 150 AD, the surgical repair and reconstruction techniques have evolved. Over the years the ACL surgery was done as direct repair, reconstruction, anatomical repair, intra-articular repair and extra-articular repair. This narrative review will discuss the different modes and techniques used for surgery chronologically, the challenges and outcomes with regard to the surgery, and the latest techniques used to improve patient outcome.

How to Cite: Banagala U. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery - past, present and future. Sri Lankan Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine. 2018;1(1):19–22. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljsem.v1i1.7
Published on 01 Nov 2018.
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