Knee Surg Relat Res.  2011 Dec;23(4):240-243. 10.5792/ksrr.2011.23.4.240.

Ligament Reconstruction in Congenital Absence of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. choi8422@yuhs.ac

Abstract

Congenital absence of the cruciate ligament is an extremely rare condition that was first reported in Giorgi's radiographic study in 1956. The authors report on a case of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction performed on a 21-year-old female patient with congenital anterior cruciate ligament absence. We also discuss radiographic evidence that could provide clues to the congenital absence and possible difficulties that may be encountered during surgery with a review of the relevant literature.

Keyword

Anterior cruciate ligament; Congenital absence; Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

MeSH Terms

Anterior Cruciate Ligament
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Female
Humans
Ligaments
Young Adult
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