Over the last decade, reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) has evolved from a surgical technique in which the objectives were ‘isometric’ femoral tunnel placement and avoidance of inter-condylar notch roof impingement, towards an ‘anatomic’ surgical technique which attempts to restore the native ACL. Achieving the goals of isometric ACL graft placement and avoidance of roof impingement often resulted in the ACL femoral tunnel extending into the roof of the notch, outside of the native ACL femoral attachment site and the tibial tunnel being positioned in the posterior half of the native ACL tibial attachment site.
Methodology: All patients admitted with clinico-radiological diagnosis of ACL tear with h/o injury (trauma) who met the inclusion criteria. This was a Prospective observational study with the minimum follow up 12 months. The sample size was 30.
Results: A Total of 90% (27 cases) (n=27) patients had associated injuries usually the meniscal tear. Isolated medial meniscal tear were found in 33.3% (10 cases) (n=10) while isolated lateral meniscus tear were found in 33.3% (10 patients) (n=10) of cases. Combined medial and lateral meniscus tear were found in 23%% (7 cases) (n=7).
Conclusion: Chondral changes were found in 30% (9 cases) (n=9) MCL, LCL and posterior cruciate ligament tear was found in none.