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What are the trends and outcomes of anterior cruciate ligament injury treatments in children?

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Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries have increased in recent decades among children. Because re-injuries after ACL reconstruction are higher in children compared with adults, anterolateral augmentation procedures may reduce re-injury rates after ACL reconstruction in youth. A comprehensive review published in the Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics marks the first attempt to present the outcomes and surgical methods of anterolateral augmentation procedures for skeletally immature patients.

“We found many different surgical techniques of anterolateral augmentation in this population with promising results. Future studies must evaluate the effectiveness and safety of these procedures regarding re-injuries, growth disturbances and overconstraint,” said corresponding author Martijn Dietvorst, MD, PhD, an orthopedic trauma surgeon at Máxima Medisch Centrum, in the Netherlands. “We believe that this review will give a complete overview of current techniques and considerations.”

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Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics, the official Open Access journal of the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, and Arthroscopy, serves as a vital bridge between orthopaedic basic science and clinical practice. We publish a wide range of papers, including those covering basic science, clinical research, translational studies, and epidemiology related to musculoskeletal disorders. Our commitment to rapid peer review and publication ensures the dissemination of high-quality papers.

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