Indeed we have an unfortunately large number of failures - many of which are due to surgical mistakes. A critical and often overlooked part of performing an ACL reconstruction is to analyze all of the associated structures : What is the role and importance of the socalled anterolateral ligament or the anterolateral complex? How much do surgical technique, graft choice, tunnel location, and fixation methods influence outcomes? What is the role of biology and the menisci in restoring stability? Finally, what impact do rehabilitation, proprioception, muscular control and strength, and neurologic control have on return to sport following ACL reconstruction?
We will develop and try to understand all of these aspects of ACL reconstruction.
President of Lyon School of Knee Surgery