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Acta Ortopédica Brasileira

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KOKRON, Alexandre E. V.; HERNANDEZ, Arnaldo J.; CAMANHO, Gilberto L.  and  AMATUZZI, Marco M.. Isometry of the posterior cruciate ligament. Acta ortop. bras. [online]. 2001, vol.9, n.2, pp.49-52. ISSN 1809-4406.

The authors review 12 studies about posterior cruciate ligament isometry. The authors conclude that most studies agree that femoral insertion of the ligament is more important for isometry, and that there is a most isometric line or area inside the femoral insertion, perpendicular to the roof of the intercondilar fossa, approximately 10 to 14mm from its anterior opening.

Keywords : Biomechanics [Posterior Cruciate Ligament]; Injuries [Posterior Cruciate Ligament]; Injuries [Surgery].

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