IJFANS International Journal of Food and Nutritional Sciences

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Comparative Measurements Of Length Of Anterior And Posterior Cruciate Ligament Of Right Knee Joint - A Cadaveric Study

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Abhinav Kumar Mishra, Hetal Vaishnani , Manoj Kulkarni, Achaleshwar Gandotra


Background : Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Posterior Cruciate Ligaments (PCL) are band like structures which is tightly adhere with femur and tibia with collagen fibres. They are considered as extra-capsular because of lies in its own synovial sheath. The ACL acts as a passive restraint for the tibia in relation to the femur and stabilizes the knee joint. It is considered as an active and primary stabilizer of the knee joint and PCL act as the principal restrain against posterior tibial translation. The anatomical knowledge is necessary because of their attachment which will useful in surgical approaches. The understanding of ligament rebuilding and restoration is reviewed in this article. Aim : To study the parameters of total length of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) of right knee joint and their correlation. Materials and Methods : The cross-sectional study was conducted on SBKSMIRC, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University, Vadodara, Gujarat. The study was conducted on 20 embalmed knee joints of twenty cadavers and measured the length of both ACL and PCL with the help of digital caliper. Result : Total length of ACL and PCL of right knee was 29.51 ± 3.99 mm and 33.19 ± 3.09 mm and ranges between 19.4 – 36.1 and 23.4 – 37.9 respectively. The p-value was obtained after using SPSS that p=0.0011. The Pearson’s correlation (r) value was 0.2098 which denotes that there is positive correlation found between parametric distributions of both the ligaments

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