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Arthroscopic ACL Primary Repair: Indications, Techniques and Outcomes (AANA19)
  • $40 for AANA-Members
  • $80 for Non-Members
ICL Description
Recently there has been resurgent interest in the concept of repairing the native ACL, rather than reconstructing it. Although the disappointing mid term outcomes of open ACL Repair noted in the historic literature led to the abandonment of a preservation approach, more recent data suggests that certain ACL tears may be amenable to repair. With the modern day advances in diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitative technology and understanding, a more selective approach to ACL repair focusing mainly on proximal avulsion type tears has led to encouraging results in multiple early cohorts.

This Instructional Course Lecture will briefly review why we don't currently repair the ACL, and why we should consider adding this preservation approach to our surgical armamentarium. In addition, the two main techniques of ACL repair: the suture anchor based approach, and the suspensory fixation approach will be reviewed in depth regarding technique and outcomes. Finally, a series of clinical case examples will be discussed at length.
Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this educational activity participants will be able to:
  1. Have a better understanding of patients who might be good candidates for Arthroscopic ACL Primary Repair.
  2. Have a better understanding of the two main techniques for Arthroscopic ACL Primary Repair.
  3. Have a better understanding of the literature and results with regard to the resurgent repair approach for ACL surgery. 
Gregory S. DiFelice, M.D. | Wiemi A. Douoguih, M.D. | Jorge Chahla, M.D. | Kevin F. Bonner, M.D.
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Availability: On-Demand
Available Jun 24, 2019 to Jun 23, 2022
Cost : Member: $40.00
Non-Member: $80.00
ASES Member: $80.00
Credit Offered:
3 CME Credits

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