Radiographic evaluation of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Radiographic evaluation of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction involves:

  • femoral component
    • a line is drawn along the posterior cortex of the femur
    • a second line is drawn along the roof of the intercondylar notch of the femur (Blumensaat line)
    • the point of intersection of these two lines should be at the inferior portion of the femoral component of the graft
  • tibial component
    • the tibial component should be parallel to and entirely posterior to the line drawn along the roof of the intercondylar notch

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rID: 18388
Section: Approach
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Radiographic evaluation of ACL reconstruction

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     Case 1 : showing assessment of femoral component
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    Case 2: normal post ACL reconstruction AP
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    Case 2: normal post ACL reconstruction lateral
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