VKB-Plastik bei offenen Wachstumsfugen

Translated title of the contribution: ACL reconstructions with open growth plates

R. Seil*, H. Robert

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The treatment of ligamentous tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in children is still controversial. Considering the unfavourable natural history with a high number of secondary meniscus lesions and early signs of osteoarthritis, a long-term conservative treatment can no longer be recommended on a routine basis. With respect to the rarity of the cases, lacking medium and long-term data, the various types of proposed surgical procedures and the limited number of basic science studies, ACL reconstructions in young children (Tanner stages 1 and 2) cannot yet be proposed as a routine surgical procedure. Indications for surgery should be chosen with care and the complication potential should be considered. A precise knowledge of the anatomical specificities of the child's knee and a large experience in ACL reconstruction surgery should be mandatory when taking care of these injuries. The present review gives a current overview of the management of these lesions in pre-adolescent children.

Translated title of the contributionACL reconstructions with open growth plates
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)48-52
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Anterior cruciate ligament
  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Child
  • Growth
  • Knee


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