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A tale of 10 European centres – 2010 APOSSM travelling fellowship review in ACL surgery

Yee Han Dave Lee1*, Ryosuke Kuroda2, Jinzhong Zhao3 and Kai Ming Chan4

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Changi General Hospital, 2 Simei St 3, Singapore, 529889, Singapore

2 Department of Orthopedic Suregry, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-2 Kusunoki-cho, Chuou-Ku, Kobe, 650-0017, Japan

3 Department of Arthroscopy Surgery, Shanghai No 6 Peoples Hospital, Shanghai, 200233, China

4 Department of Orthopedics & Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, PR China

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Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology 2012, 4:27  doi:10.1186/1758-2555-4-27

Published: 28 July 2012

Abstract

The purpose of ESSKA- APOSSM Travelling fellowship is to better understand the epidemiology, management and surgical techniques for sports across continents. There has been a progressive evolution in ACL reconstruction and there is variation in technique in ACL reconstruction amongst the most experienced surgeons in different continents. During this one month fellowship, we saw various ACL reconstruction techniques using different graft sources, with a variety of graft fixation methods, with the common aim of recreating an anatomical ACL reconstruction.