Despite of the fact that Achilles tendon rupture is not a very common injury, it has
always attracted a great attention. Hippocrates is believed to be the first who wrote
about its treatment, but the first description of the Achilles tendon rupture can be
found in the works of Ambrois Pare in 1575. “Modern” concepts of conservative as
well as operative treatment with many proposed methods can be found since 1929 in
works of Quenu and Stojanović. These works still attract attention and many
publications still arise every year....
The success of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction: Initial tensile properties of the graft tissue; the initial fixation of the graft; the healing at the graft fixation sites,
The biologic remodeling of the graft; type of postoperative rehabilitation program used.
The molecular biology and mechanical properties of tendon and ligament healing
and soft tissue (i.e., tendon, ligament, capsular tissues) to bone are a vital aspect of
many surgical disciplines. Recent advances, both surgical and experimental, have provided
great insight into new techniques, mechanisms of healing, and strategies for augmentation
The need for reconstruction of the torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in
the active patient is not controversial. There are, however, many other
aspects of ACL reconstruction that are widely debated. Examples of the
topics under discussion include type of graft, single or double bundle, type
of fixation, and graft healing.
This issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine reviews some of the most common
topics of discussion for surgeons performing ACL reconstruction. Specifically,
this issue reviews the variety of grafts most commonly used.
Since this book was first published in 1993, the Advanced Paediatric Life Support
(APLS) concept and courses have gone a great way towards their aim of bringing simple
guidelines for the management of ill and injured children to front-line doctors and
Over the years an increasing number of experts have contributed to the work and we
extend our thanks both to them and also to our instructors who unceasingly provide
helpful feedback.The Advanced Paediatric Life Support Course is now well established
in several countries outside the United Kingdom.