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IC 305-2022: Surgical Techniques for ACL Reconstruction in Patients with Open Physes

IC 305  

Title: Surgical Techniques for ACL Reconstruction in Patients with Open Physes 


Course Description:

Pediatric ACL reconstruction is still a challenge for the orthopaedic surgeon. Many different surgical techniques have been developed with to goal of reducing physeal damage and re-rupture rates. In this case-based IC, a panel of European and US authors describe their indications for ACL reconstruction in the pediatric population and present a re-live surgery of their favorite surgical technique.


Described techniques include:

  • ACL repair.
  • All epiphyseal ACL reconstruction.
  • Partial transphyseal (tibia) and over the top (femur) ACL reconstruction
  • Kocker/Micheli technique.
  • All-epiphyseal over the top Marcacci/Zaffagnini technique
  • Hybrid technique, All epiphyseal (tibia) and over the top (femur) ACL reconstruction.
  • Adult type reconstruction. In addition, the paramount importance of return to sport timing and risk of re-injury will be discussed regarding pediatric ACL reconstruction.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the indications for ACL repair and reconstruction in the pediatric population     
  • Learn different techniques to preserve growth plates or minimize physis damage  Learn the importance of return to sports and risk of re-injury in such a delicate population.                                             



Davide E. Bonasia, MD  

Annunziato (Ned) Amendola, MD           

Daniel W. Green, MD

Jonathan C. Riboh, MD 

Roberto Rossi, MD         

Stefano Zaffagnini, MD

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 10/01/2025
Cost: Member: $20.00
Non-Member: $30.00
Credit Offered:
1.5 CME Credits
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