Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is one of the most common sports injuries of the knee. ACL reconstruction has become, standard orthopaedic practice worldwide with an estimated 175,000 reconstructions per year in the United States.6 The ACL remains the most frequently studied ligament in orthopaedic research. Hundreds of papers are published each year related to the ACL. However, the treatment options and techniques are still developing and increasing, indicating the difficulties in the treatment of this central knee ligament.

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