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Ortho Grand Rounds Spring 2017: Individualized Anatomic ACL Reconstruction
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is one of the most frequent sports injuries, with an incidence of 35 per 100,000 people per year, and with an approximately two to eight-times higher risk in female than in male athletes. It is estimated that between 75,000 and 100,000 ACL reconstruction procedures are performed annually in the United States alone.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Increase physicians awareness of different approaches used to individualize the treatment of anterior cruciate ligament injuries
- Improve surgeons graft choice based on patient’s individual needs
- Fu FH, van Eck CF, Tashman S, Irrgang JJ, Moreland MS. Anatomic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Changing Paradigm. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015; 640-648
- Fujimaki Y, Thorhauer E, Sasaki Y, Smolinski P, Tashman S and Fu FH. Quantitative In Situ Analysis of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Length, Midsubstance Cross-sectional Area, and Insertion Site Areas. Am J Sports Med. 2016; 44: 118-25.
- Forsythe B, Kopf S, Wong AK, et al. The Location of Femoral and Tibial Tunnels in Anatomic Double-bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Analyzed by Three-dimensional Computed Tomography Models. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010; 1418-1426.
Doctors Fu, Herbst, and Albers report no relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods and services.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.
For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.
Release Date: 2/9/2017 | Last Modified On: 2/9/2017 | Expires: 2/9/2018