ACL Surgery: How to Get it Right the First Time and What to Do if it Fails

by Bernard Bach, Jr. (Editor), Matthew Provencher (Editor)
As ACL injuries continue to increase, so does the need for a book that provides the optimal initial treatment of the ACL injury, while also recognizing the common pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of the patient.

ACL Surgery: How to Get it Right the First Time and What to Do if it Fails offers valuable technical pearls on how to perform ACL surgery with reliable and tested results, as well as an efficient way to review the surgical treatment of the torn ACL.

Dr. Bernard R. Bach, Jr. and Dr. Matthew T. Provencher present a user-friendly and clinically relevant book that covers both primary and revision ACL surgery. Covered inside is essential information on how to approach the patient with a failed primary and revision ACL surgery, examination and radiographic workup, and revision ACL construction. Over 55 contributors describe each procedural step in a logical and precise manner, while combining clinical and technical pearls.
Some Highlights Include:

Numerous illustrations and pictures of how to perform ACL graft harvest
Allograft preparation
Single and double-bundle reconstruction constructs
Important examination findings and identifying factors to look for
Identifying injuries that should not be missed
How to work up a failed ACL surgery—patient history, examination, and radiographic findings are highlighted
Revision ACL reconstruction approach and tips to perform reliable revision surgery
Identifying pathology in primary and revision ACL surgery to maximize success

ACL Surgery serves as a blueprint of how to provide an effective and reliable primary ACL reconstruction with an emphasis on addressing associated conditions.
Topics Discussed Include:

Patient selection
Indications and preoperative workup
Principles of evaluating and treating the failed ACL reconstruction
Meniscus transplantation
Management of chondral injuries with the failed ACL
ACL revision graft choices
Revision ACL tunnel and bone management
Management of a failed ACL surgery—including combined tibial osteotomy, meniscus transplantation, and cartilage restorative procedures

With its user-friendly format of tips, techniques, and pearls & pitfalls throughout the chapters, sports medicine orthopedists, general orthopedic surgeons, fellows, and attendings will often refer to ACL Surgery: How to Get it Right the First Time and What to Do if it Fails.


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