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Growth Disturbance Following ACL Reconstruction with Use of an Epiphyseal Femoral TunnelA Case Report
J. Todd R. Lawrence, MD, PhD1; Ryenn L. West, BS2; William E. Garrett, MD, PhD3
1 Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104. E-mail address: lawrencej@email.chop.edu
2 Duke University School of Medicine, 135 Glade Crest Way, Durham, NC 27704
3 Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC 3338, Durham, NC 27710. E-mail address: william.garrett@duke.edu
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Disclosure: The authors did not receive any outside funding or grants in support of their research for or preparation of this work. Neither they nor a member of their immediate families received payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity.

Investigation performed at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

Copyright © 2011 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2011 Apr 20;93(8):e39 1-6. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.J.00569
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Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in skeletally immature patients are increasing in prevalence. This appears to be the result of a heightened suspicion for such injuries, more readily available imaging, and the ever-increasing physical demands and competitiveness of organized youth sports1. As a result, there is increased interest in early ACL reconstruction to potentially prevent further intra-articular damage to the knee2-4.
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