Histological Changes in Anterior Cruciate Ligament after Injury

Histology of Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament.

  • Jakkula Akhil Junior Resident, Department of Anatomy, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6326-9475
  • T Jahira Banu Senior Resident, Department of Anatomy, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India
  • Yogesh Ashok Sontakke Additional Professor, Department of Anatomy, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India
  • Gopisankar Balaji Additional Professor and Head, Department of Orthopaedics, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India
Keywords: Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, Histology, Vascularity, Collagen, Fibroblasts

Abstract

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is very common worldwide, frequently associated with sports trauma. Often, ACL tear necessitates reconstruction by replacing the entire ligament. Despite ACL reconstruction being performed widely, there is still lack in restoring the anatomical functions. Histological studies have demonstrated that the injured anterior cruciate ligament has numerous vessels and fibroblasts proliferation potential with continuous collagen turnover after 13–20 weeks of injury. Therefore, the ACL has healing potential and the remnants of injured ACL can be used for repair/reconstruction procedures. A better understanding of histological characteristics of injured ACL ligament will add further knowledge for finding new treatment techniques for ACL repair.

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Published
2021-12-05
How to Cite
Akhil, J., T Jahira Banu, Yogesh Ashok Sontakke, & Balaji, G. (2021). Histological Changes in Anterior Cruciate Ligament after Injury. Academia Anatomica International, 7(2), 11-16. Retrieved from https://aijournals.com/index.php/aanat/article/view/2123
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE