ORTHOPEDICS: Edited by Daniel W. GreenSurgical options for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the young childGausden, Elizabeth B.; Calcei, Jacob G.; Fabricant, Peter D.; Green, Daniel W.Author Information Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York, USA Correspondence to Elizabeth B. Gausden, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021, USA. E-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Pediatrics: February 2015 - Volume 27 - Issue 1 - p 82-91 doi: 10.1097/MOP.0000000000000174 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review To review the most recent literature on the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of pediatric anterior cruciate ligament injury. Recent findings There is an increasing prevalence of anterior cruciate ligament injuries in pediatric and adolescent athletes, and nonoperative management of these injuries results in worse outcomes than surgical reconstruction. Prevention exercise protocols are cost-effective in preventing this injury in adolescent athletes. A number of techniques are currently in practice that address anterior cruciate ligament injuries in the skeletally immature, but there is no consensus on the optimal technique. Summary The reported clinical outcomes from anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in young patients are favorable. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.