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Cruciate ligament reconstruction: world first for Monaco


The exploit was carried out in partnership with the Institut de Chirurgie Réparatrice, Locomoteur et Sport (Institute of Reconstructive, Musculoskeletal and Sport Surgery – ICR) in Nice.


It is an unprecedented event. The world’s first ever cruciate knee ligament reconstruction took place recently at the Clinique Médico-Chirurgicale Orthopédique de Monaco (Orthopedic Medical and Surgical Clinic – IM2S)

Thanks to the ICR and with the support and authorisation of the Prince’s Government, a 20-year-old female rugby player from Nice was able to undergo the delicate operation.

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Professor Christophe Trojani’s team used the patellar tendon from the patient’s mother’s right knee to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament in her daughter’s left knee. A very personal contribution from the mother and proof of the successful collaboration between Nice and Monaco.

The operation took place on October 8 and today both mother and daughter are “doing very well” according to IM2S.