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So what's really new about the ACL
  1. Mr John King
  1. Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary, University of London


Lecture 3

This talk will be a look at the origins of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) mythology; a snapping noise, haemarthrosis and loss of function are characteristic of ligamentous injury; 1845!

Testing for ACL laxity in near extension; 1875

  • Why do we test for laxity in the sagittal plane when the ACL is oblique?

  • Why there are thousands of papers on PubMed if the problem is solved?

  • So what is new, what is hidden because we don't read a foreign language and what does the future hold?

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