Restoring Nature Through Individualized Anatomic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery

Document Type: EDITORIAL

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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania, USA

Abstract

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery has significantly evolved in recent years. This has led to development of new technologies that facilitate the diagnosis of ACL injury and the application of state of the art methods for treatment. In particular, individualized anatomical ACL reconstruction aims to restore native ACL function. Treatment is tailored to each patient based on each individual’s characteristics. Individualized treatment approach continues after reconstruction surgery and during rehabilitation period and return to sporting activities.

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