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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: Batteneye on May 12, 2009, 12:53:41 PM

Title: What happens to the ACL during/after TKR?
Post by: Batteneye on May 12, 2009, 12:53:41 PM
Hi,

I'm still learning about knees and have just been examining the Right Knee architecture diagram on this site. I've just had a TKR and I'm curious to know what happens to the ACL when the OS chops off the end of the femur and the end of the tibia. Is it replaced artificially or do we manage without it?

I'd appreciate a heads up on this.

Thanks
Title: Re: What happens to the ACL during/after TKR?
Post by: digginit on May 12, 2009, 01:21:02 PM
The ACL is sacrificed.  Most prostheses have a posterior-stabilizing post that inhibits anterior-posterior translation of the joint.