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The Anterolateral Complex – Why all the Fuss?

The world of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery continues to evolve at a steady pace. In 1916 Hey Groves of Bristol performed the first ACL reconstruction with an intra-articular fascia lata graft to address anterior tibial translation.1 The concept of anterolateral tibial subluxation was first addressed by Strickler in 1937, and later by Lemaire (1960) and MacIntosh (1970s), utilizing the lateral extra-articular tenodesis, a method of controlling internal rotation without addressing the intra-articular ACL pathology.

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