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Reconstruction of a pilot’s anterior cruciate ligament

This article explores an RAF pilot’s anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The case study discusses the mechanism of injury and the benefits of the different types of ACL graft as well as the patient’s problem list with respect to his role as a pilot. It looks at the examination process as well as detailing a rehabilitation management plan with time frames for the patient to return to flying. The rehabilitation programme, devised after a review of the literature, was a success.