Technique for Arthroscopic-Assisted Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Doubled Tibialis Anterior Tendon

Michael Rose, Dennis Crawford

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Abstract

Advances in surgical technique and our knowledge of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) anatomy have resulted in a marked increase in options for ACL reconstruction. Currently, patient age and activity level, surgeon preference and experience, and cost are factors influencing the type of reconstruction recommended to address knee instability. We present a simplified transtibial method of ACL reconstruction using a single-bundle, doubled tibialis anterior allograft. This method uses fixation with a suspensory device on the femur and a bio-composite interference screw on the tibia. We recommend this simplified technique for primary ACL reconstruction because it minimizes total steps, thus limiting variance, maximizing efficiency, and reducing potential technical error.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e87-e92
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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