Two university surgeons have discovered a new ligament in the human knee relevant to preventing "pivot shifts" after ACL reconstructions
As far back as 1879, a French surgeon experimented with the idea that human knees may have an extra anterior ligament. The technological advances of today have allowed surgeons to confirm what they call the Anterolateral ligament (ALL), which helps stabilizing the knee while pivoting. Those that have suffered ACL injuries may have damaged the ALL and as a result could experience pivot shifts during athletic activity.
Surgeons are now working on ways to surgically repair the ALL, but it will be years before it is regularly practiced on humans.
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