Avoidance and management of intra-articular complications of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Instructional course lectures Safran, M. R., Greene, H. S. 2006; 55: 475-488


An estimated 70,000 to 100,000 anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions are performed each year in the United States. With the increasing number of anterior cruciate ligament surgeries being performed, a concomitant increase in intraoperative complications can be expected. Complications include those associated with tunnel placement, notchplasty, graft fixation and advancement, suture laceration, graft laceration, guidewire insertion and removal, intra-articular hardware, posterior cruciate ligament laceration, compartment syndrome, and vascular injury.

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