STP938

    Injury of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament of the Knee in Downhill Skiing: Its Pathomechanism and Treatment

    Published: Jan 1987


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    Abstract

    We reviewed 26 skiers who underwent a repair or reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament because of tears of the ligament to study how the ligaments were torn in downhill skiing and how the lesion should be treated. It was pointed out that isolated tear of the ligament was more common than a tear combined with medial collateral ligament injuries and that vigorous contraction of the nearby quadriceps femoris muscle during extension was a major cause of injury to the ligament. For maximum recovery, early corrective surgical treatment seemed to be essential.

    Keywords:

    skiing, sports injury, downhill skiing, anterior cruciate ligament injury, chronic anterior cruciate ligament insufficiency, early surgical treatment


    Author Information:

    Shino, K
    Assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, fellow of orthopaedic surgery, senior resident of orthopaedic surgery, and professor of orthopaedic surgery, Osaka University Medical School, Osaka,

    Horibe, S
    Assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, fellow of orthopaedic surgery, senior resident of orthopaedic surgery, and professor of orthopaedic surgery, Osaka University Medical School, Osaka,

    Nagano, J
    Assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, fellow of orthopaedic surgery, senior resident of orthopaedic surgery, and professor of orthopaedic surgery, Osaka University Medical School, Osaka,

    Ono, K
    Assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, fellow of orthopaedic surgery, senior resident of orthopaedic surgery, and professor of orthopaedic surgery, Osaka University Medical School, Osaka,


    Paper ID: STP23176S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F27.10

    DOI: 10.1520/STP23176S


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