How should congenital absence of cruciate ligaments be treated? A case report and literature review
Ran Lu, Dong-Ping Zhu, Neng Chen, Department of Orthopedics, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zhuhai 519015, Guangdong Province, China
He Sun, Ze-Hui Li, Xue-Wei Cao, Department of Orthopedics, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou 510120, Guangdong Province, China
Author contributions: Lu R and Zhu DP wrote the paper; Cao XW and Lu R helped to revise the paper; Chen N analyzed the special part of the case; Cao XW, Sun H, and Li ZH were the patient’s orthopedic surgeons.
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Corresponding author: Xue-Wei Cao, MD, PhD, Chairman, Chief Doctor, Orthopedics, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, No. 111, Dade Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 510120, Guangdong Province, China. email@example.com
Received: May 28, 2019
Peer-review started: June 3, 2019
First decision: August 1, 2019
Revised: August 11, 2019
Accepted: August 27, 2019
Article in press: August 27, 2019
Published online: October 6, 2019