All posts by Adrian Wilson

Interview with patient – PCL and PLC reconstruction

This young man slipped some years ago on a ‘bouncy castle’ and suffered a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear. It was managed without surgery for about 6 years, but then a second incident re-injured the PCL and there was addition damage in the posterolateral corner (PLC), necessitating surgical reconstruction.

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Working with the press to help educate and increase awareness

I have done a few articles recently with the ‘Mail’ in an effort to increase public awareness of advances in the management of cruciate ligament issues. These include: a case presentation of ACL repair with internal bracing in a teenage girl who plays elite-level lacrosse an explanation of the anterolateral ligament and its contribution to […]

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ALL, Segond fracture & grade III pivot shift – towards clarity

In the same way as we have a posterolateral corner of the knee I’m sure we are now moving into an era where we’re going to talk about the anterolateral corner of the knee. The important structures in this corner include the anterolateral ligament at the front of the triangle, with the back of the […]

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Solutions around Knee Osteotomies – Newclip Meeting May 2016

Osteotomy was the main focus of the symposium sponsored by Newclip Technics and run under the auspices of ESSKA in May 2016. Topics included.: High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO) Combined HTO & ACL reconstructionPatient-specific cutting guidesFemoral osteotomy The Newclip plate is called the ‘activmotion plate’. It is the leading plate in France for HTO and is […]

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The All-inside Translateral Technique for Cruciate Surgery

The current focus in ACL surgery is on restoring the anatomy as far as possible and stabilising the knee to prevent damage to the joint cartilage – what is referred to as ‘anatomical ACL reconstruction’. This is made easier by the all-inside translateral approach. All-inside translateral technique – advantages Better anatomical positioningOur ‘translateral approach’ makes […]

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Knee Osteotomy – the ideal patient

Knee osteotomy can offer a big life improvement to patients with limited joint damage who are tending to pain related to bow-legs or knock-knees. The most common people that we treat with osteotomy are active individuals in their 40s or early 50s who perhaps have had some form of surgery – maybe a tidy up […]

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Linz Meeting – and the ‘internal brace’ – April 2016

This European meeting was focused upon the use of the ‘internal brace’. There were sessions on the knee, the ankle and the shoulder. Europe is definitely embracing these new concepts of the internal brace a lot more than the UK. I was really very surprised to see how many surgeons were there – well over 100 […]

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ACL Repair – and back on the slopes!

This young man actually came over from Kosovo for his surgery. He had heard about our repair techniques for ACL repair surgery and came over specifically for it. He is a very active chap and enjoys mountaineering and snowboarding, and really wanted to get back to his activities quickly.

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All-epiphyseal ACL Repair in 6 year old boy – technical details

This is the story of a 6-year old boy, who ruptured his ACL skiing. The long bones in a child differ from those in an adult, not only in their size but also in having a special ‘growth plate’, or physis, a few centimetres from the ends. This is important when ACL surgery is considered in children.

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ACL Repair in a 5 year old girl

This young girl suffered a trampoline injury and presented with a swollen painful knee. She was unable to bear weight. She was unstable on clinical examination, and Lachmann and Pivot Shift test showed that she was ACL deficient.​

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