J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1984 Aug;19(4):707-712. 10.4055/jkoa.1984.19.4.707.

Reconstruction of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament Using the Medial Meniscus

Abstract

Biomechanically, the posterior cruciate ligament has been considered the basic stabilizer in the knee, So a torn cruciate ligament should be sutured as soon as possible, otherwise within a few weeks it will undergo resorption, making suture impossible. Currently available reconstructive procedures of the posterior cruciate ligament are often inadequate. We have performed 6 cases of the reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament using medial meniscus. The results were as follows; 1. Functionally all cases were improved and objectively 5 cases(83.3% ) among them were achieved stability of the knee rather than preoperative condition. 2. Reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament using medial meniscus is technically simple and reliable and can therefore be recommended. But further investigation is necessary to answer question regarding the long term results.

Keyword

Reconstruction; Posterior Cruciate Ligament; Medial meniscus
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