Current concepts of treatment of ACL injuries

Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies

ISSN: 2161-0673

Open Access

Current concepts of treatment of ACL injuries

2nd International Conference on Sports Medicine and Fitness

April 18-20, 2016 Dubai, UAE

Harris Zourelidis

Dubai Healthcare City, UAE

Keynote: J Sports Med Doping Stud

Abstract :

ACL injury remains one of the most debatable topics in the Orthopaedic literature. Pubmed search using words â??Anterior Cruciateâ? generates more then 14000 results. ACL rupture is a very common injury. 200,000 ACL ruptures occur only in USA annually. ACL tear can occur as an isolated injury or together with meniscal injuries or other knee ligament tears. ACL tear leads to various degree of instability of the knee. If left untreated in young and active person, this can lead to cartilage damage, meniscal tears and ultimately to arthritis. Diagnosis of the ACL tear is not straight forward and the instability should be assessed clinically. Sometimes it is very difficult to detect subtle instability and EUA is the only way to determine it. Surgical treatment of ACL has been offered for many years. Surgical technique, choice of graft, methods of fixation have been gradually improving. Better understanding of ACL anatomy has led to new, improved technique â?? anatomical ACL reconstruction. It allows placement and fixation of the graft to the footprints of native ACL. Graft placed that way stabilizes the knee in anteroposterior direction and also provides rotational stability, which previous techniques failed to address. Stable fixation of the graft allows immediate mobilization and faster recovery. Anatomical ACL reconstruction is presented step by step in this presentation with pitfalls and pearls.

Biography :

Harris Zourelidis is a UK trained Orthopaedic Surgeon. He has completed Fellowship training in Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty.


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