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ACL Repair Surgical Considerations

Course #: 03-951

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CE Credit Hours: 6.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a main cause of recurrent knee instability and may result in secondary damages to other structures of the knee, such as meniscal tears and articular cartilage degeneration. The goals of this CEU course are to compare the clinical outcomes between artificial ligaments and autografts, clarify the kinematics of the ACL-deficient knee in squatting motion before and after double-bundle ACL reconstruction, and evaluate the clinical outcome of ACL reconstruction with quadriceps tendon-patellar bone allograft and autograft. In addition, studies are presented exploring pain in the immediate post-operative period after arthroscopic ACL reconstruction, evaluating clinical and radiological results after simultaneous open-wedge high tibial osteotomy and ACL reconstruction, and investigating whether transtibial tunnel technique can achieve anatomical reconstruction of ACL. Lastly, the outcome of single-bundle and double-bundle ACL reconstruction are compared and the hypothesis that suture repair of a ruptured ACL, combined with dynamic augmentation as well as microfracture of the femoral notch is explored in terms of effectiveness compared with that of ACL reconstruction.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Differentiate between autograft, allograft, and synthetic graft and provide the advantages and disadvantages of each.

2.  Name the most common complication of ACL reconstruction.

3.  Summarize which activity in ACL-deficient knees causes the tibia to move anteriorly and rotate internally.

4.  Associate the phase of the gait cycle that a 3D optoelectronic gait analysis reported a significant difference in tibial rotation angle in ACLD knees compared to ACL reconstructed and control knees.

5.  Conclude three outcomes that tunnel widening may lead to.

6.  Identify what has been suggested as the most important measurable index for the outcomes of ACL reconstruction.

CEU Course Syllabus

  Artificial Graft vs Autograft

  1.08 Contact Hours  
  Double Bundle Reconstruction
  0.80 Contact Hours
  Quadriceps Tendon-Patella Bone Allograft  
  0.70 Contact Hours
  Patellar Bone Graft vs Hamstring Graft
  0.58 Contact Hours
  High Tibial Osteotomy
  0.58 Contact Hours
  Laser Guided Single Bundle Technique
  0.46 Contact Hours
  Single Bundle vs Double Bundle
  1.10 Contact Hours

  Reconstruction vs Repair

  0.70 Contact Hours

Total = 6 Contact Hours
Instructional level:  Intermediate

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Course Date: 2019-02-01

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