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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2015, Article ID 160381, 3 pages
Case Report

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Trauma and Orthopaedic Department, St George’s University Hospital, London SW17 0QT, UK

Received 26 May 2015; Accepted 21 June 2015

Academic Editor: George Mouzopoulos

Copyright © 2015 John Williams et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This report details the reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament in an 18-year-old man with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). The reduced mechanical properties of the tissue in EDS can pose a challenge to the orthopaedic surgeon. In this case, we describe the use of a hamstring autograft combined with a Ligament Advanced Reinforcement System (LARS). There was a good radiographical, clinical, and functional outcome after two years. This technique gave a successful outcome in the reconstruction of the ACL in a patient with EDS and therefore may help surgeons faced with the same clinical scenario.