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Does the anterolateral ligament protect the anterior cruciate ligament in the most common injury mechanisms? A human knee model study

: Blanke, Fabian; Boljen, Matthias; Lutter, Christoph; Oehler, Nicola; Tischer, Thomas; Vogt, Stephan


The knee 29 (2021), S.381-389
ISSN: 1873-5800
ISSN: 0968-0160
Fraunhofer EMI ()
ACL rupture; ALL; rotatory instability; knee model

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction still has a risk of re-rupture and persisting rotational instability. Thus, extra-articular structures such as the anterolateral ligament (ALL) are increasingly treated. The ALL however prevents the internal rotation of the tibia and it must be doubted that the ALL protects the ACL in other common injury mechanisms which primarily include tibial external rotation. In this study we aimed to evaluate which extra-articular structures support the ACL in excessive tibial internal and external rotation using a knee finite element (FE) model.