sMCL – Anatomic Augmented Repair vs Anatomic Reconsturction

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AJSM 2013

When surgical intervention is required for a grade 3 superficial medial collateral ligament (sMCL) tear, there is no consensus on the optimal surgical treatment. Anatomic augmented repairs and anatomic reconstructions for treatment of grade 3 sMCL tears have not been biomechanically validated or compared. This study hypothesized that anatomic sMCL augmented repairs and anatomic sMCL reconstruction techniques will reproduce equivalent knee kinematics when compared with the intact state, while creating significant improvements in translational and rotational laxity compared with the sMCL sectioned state.

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