Published on Tue Apr 27 2021

Secondary Injuries After Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review With Quantitative Analysis.

Anthony J Zacharias, John R Whitaker, Brandon S Collofello, Benjamin R Wilson, R Zackary Unger, Mary Lloyd Ireland, Darren L Johnson, Cale A Jacobs

Skeletal immaturity often affects graft selection and reconstruction technique. Patients aged <25 years are at significantly increased risk of graft failure and injury to the contralateral ACL.

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Abstract

In the skeletally mature anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction population, patients aged <25 years are at significantly increased risk of graft failure and injury to the contralateral ACL. Skeletal immaturity often affects graft selection and reconstruction technique.