Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction complications (overview)

Last revised by Dr Mostafa El-Feky on 29 Apr 2022

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction complications are common, occurring in 10-25% of patients.

Patients with complications of ACL reconstruction can present with decreased range of motion (impingement or arthrofibrosis) and/or laxity (graft rupture or stretching) 2.

Complications include 1-3:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: migration of ACL graft fixation screws
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  • Case 2: tibial tunnel and pretibial cysts
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  • Case 3: ACL graft partial tear
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