New Ligament In The Knee Discovered

I had an ACL surgery back in the beginning of September and am still recovering from it. So it is with interest that I read the recent news that a new ligament in the knee was discovered. It’s interesting that the scientists didn’t discover it until now, even though a French surgeon had predicted it already back in the 19th century. This news is helpful for people who have had ACL surgeries, as a number of them, even after a successful surgery, still have knees that give way. This is caused by the fact that their anterolateral ligament is injured as well, something that had not been known up until now. This discovery could result in new techniques in ACL surgery.

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anterolateral ligament (ALL) - new ligament discovered in the knee (credit for photo: University Hospitals Leuven)
anterolateral ligament (ALL) – new ligament discovered in the knee (credit for photo: University Hospitals Leuven)

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