Trends in ACL Reconstruction

Posted On 2017-08-04 08:34:59

Guest editor:

Freddie H. Fu, MD D.Sc. (Hon.), D.Ps. (Hon.)

Distinguished Service Professor

University of Pittsburgh

David Silver Professor and Chairman

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Head Team Physician, University of Pittsburgh Athletics

Guest co-editor:

Jeremy M. Burnham, MD

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA

The main purpose for the focused issue:

1.To discuss the recent movement towards more individualized ACL reconstruction surgery.

2.To describe recent developments and trends in ACL surgical technique.

3.To describe factors associated with initial injury and retear risk.

4.To describe the most appropriate instruments to use when assessing outcomes.


The importance of individualized, anatomic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction—for Annals of Joint Special ACL Edition

Jeremy M. Burnham, Freddie H. Fu


Review Article

Role of the anterolateral complex in rotatory instability of the anterior cruciate ligament deficient knee

Gian Andrea Lucidi, Jonathan D. Hughes, Elmar Herbst, Jeremy M. Burnham, Volker Musahl


Microstructural properties of the anterior cruciate ligament

Nathan W. Skelley, Spencer P. Lake, Robert H. Brophy


Identification and treatment of RAMP lesions in anterior cruciate ligament-injured knees

Thomas P. Pfeiffer, Conor I. Murphy, Justin W. Arner, Volker Musahl


Bony morphologic factors affecting injury risk, rotatory stability, outcomes, and re-tear rate after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Jeremy M. Burnham, Thomas Pfeiffer, Jason J. Shin, Elmar Herbst, Freddie H. Fu


Anatomical femoral tunnel creation: outside-in versus anteromedial portal

Konsei Shino, Ryo Iuchi, Yuta Tachibana, Tomoki Ohori, Tatsuo Mae


Management of bone deficiency in revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Michael S. Laidlaw, Kadir Buyukdogan, Brian C. Werner, Mark D. Miller


Hip and trunk muscle dysfunction: implications for anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention

Kathryn C. Hickey Lucas, Paul W. Kline, Mary Lloyd Ireland, Brian Noehren


Functional assessments for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction return to sport

Elmar Herbst, Guido Wierer, Felix Fischer, Peter Gföller, Christian Hoser, Christian Fink


Which patient reported outcomes to collect after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Fabien Meta, Vincent A. Lizzio, Toufic R. Jildeh, Eric C. Makhni


Original Article

Allograft augmentation of hamstring autografts was not a cost-effective treatment option for middle aged patients undergoing primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Cale A. Jacobs, Chaitu S. Malempati, Eric C. Makhni, Darren L. Johnson