The Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Current and Future Concepts / Edition 1

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Current and Future Concepts / Edition 1

by Douglas W. Jackson

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Sect. IStructure
1Anatomy of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament5
2The Sensory Role of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament23
Sect. IIFunction
3Anterior Cruciate Ligament Function in the Normal Knee39
4The Tensile Properties of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament as a Function of Age53
5The Mechanical and Viscoelastic Properties of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament and of ACL Fascicles63
6Knee Motions and Their Relations to the Function of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament75
7The Estimation of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Loads In Situ: Indirect Methods85
8The Measurement of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Loads: Direct Methods95
9The Measurement of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Strain In Vivo101
10Joint Kinematics in Muscle-Stabilized Knees113
11Anterior Cruciate Ligament Forces in Activity131
12Ligament Restraints in Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Deficient Knees141
13Functional Evaluation of Normal and ACL-Deficient Knee Using Gait Analysis Techniques153
Sect. IIIInjury, Healing, Repair, and Reconstruction
14The Cell Biology of Ligaments and Ligament Healing165
15Adhesion Macromolecules of the Ligament: The Molecular Glues in Wound Healing179
16The Molecular Signals in Ligament Healing189
17Collagen Fiber Changes in the Exercised, Immobilized, or Injured Anterior Cruciate Ligament195
18Collagen Ultrastructure in the Normal ACL and in ACL Graft209
19Collagen Remodeling in ACL Reconstruction (Goat Model)219
20The Biomechanical Properties of Normal and Healing Ligaments227
Sect. IVACL Reconstruction and Substitutes (Biologic)
21The Use of Knee Laxity Testers for the Determination of Anterior-Posterior Stability of the Knee: Pitfalls in Practice239
22Selecting Patients for ACL Surgery251
23The Mechanics of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction259
24The Acute Repair of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears273
25Autograft Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Placement, Tensioning, and Preconditioning281
26Autograft Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone291
27Autograft Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament - Semitendinosus Reconstruction305
28Allograft Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament325
29Synthetic Augmentation339
30Prosthetic Replacement for the Anterior Cruciate Ligament343
31Patellar Entrapment Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury357
32Cyclops Lesions365
33Loss of Motion Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction373
34Rehabilitation After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery381
Sect. VNew Directions: Basic Science, Clinical Applications, and Research
35Potential Clinical Applications of Growth Factors and Unique Cell Populations to Promote Anterior Cruciate Ligament Healing401
36Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Tissue Repair405
37Gene Therapy for Ligament Healing419
38The Role of Integrin Adhesion Receptors in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Physiology423
39Synthesized Biologics as Potential Anterior Cruciate Ligament Substitutes431
40Quality of Life Assessment as an Outcome in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructive Surgery439
Sect. VIFuture Directions
41Future Directions of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Research449

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