Biologics in orthopedic surgery: Ligament reconstruction in the knee

Katherine Coyner, Jamie Friedman, Colin Pavano

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The ligaments of the knee function as static stabilizers of a dynamic joint. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is commonly injured during sports; subsequently, ACL reconstruction is one of the most prevalent procedures in the field of orthopedic surgery. Therefore, knowing basic knee anatomy, ACL graft options, and the biologic healing process is critical for understanding how to treat this injury. Current research is focused on using biologic agents to enhance orthopedic surgeries. Innovative technology including platelet-rich plasma, stem cells, and biologic scaffolding shows promise for improved outcomes after ACL reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiologics in Orthopaedic Surgery
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780323551403
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Biologics
  • Bone marrow
  • Knee
  • Ligament
  • PRP
  • Scaffold

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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