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Current Concepts in Knee Dislocations: PCL, ACL, and Medial Sided Injuries.
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PMID:  23150156     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Dislocations resulting in multiligament knee injuries are challenging to treat and diagnose. With proper diagnosis and anatomic reconstruction techniques, patients can have successful outcomes. This article describes the senior author's (J.P.S.'s) preferred reconstruction techniques, timing for surgery, and rehabilitation techniques for injuries involving the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), and posteromedial corner (PMC). We prefer to address these injuries in a staged fashion. The PCL, PMC, and any additional meniscal pathology are addressed in the index procedure. The ACL is reconstructed approximately 6 weeks later to ensure that acceptable range of motion has been regained. Staging procedures also allow time to maximize rehabilitation protocols for both the PCL and the ACL.
James P Stannard; Kathryn L Bauer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of knee surgery     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1538-8506     ISO Abbreviation:  J Knee Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101137599     Medline TA:  J Knee Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  287-294     Citation Subset:  -    
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Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Missouri Hospital, Columbia, Missouri.
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