Increased posterior tibial slope and posterior medial meniscus root tears increase the force experienced by the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and predispose patients to higher rates of primary ACL injury or ACL graft failure after an ACL reconstruction (ACLR). However, the interplay among sagittal plane tibial slope, medial meniscus root tears, and ACLR graft force remains inadequately defined.
The purpose was to quantify the effect of sagittal plane tibial slope on ACLR graft force at varying knee flexion angles with an intact medial meniscus, a posterior medial meniscus root tear, and a medial meniscus root repair. Our null hypothesis was that changes in slope and meniscal state would have no effect on the forces experienced by the ACLR graft.
Full Article: Posterior Medial Meniscus Root Tears