Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (2017) 137:1293–1299 DOI 10.1007/s00402-017-2738-3 AR THROSCOPY A ND SPORTS M EDIC INE High non-anatomic tunnel position rates in ACL reconstruction failure using both transtibial and anteromedial tunnel drilling techniques 1 1 1 1 • • • • Vera Jaecker Tabea Zapf Jan-Hendrik Naendrup Thomas Pfeiffer 2 1 1 • • Ajay C. Kanakamedala Arasch Wafaisade Sven Shaﬁzadeh Received: 4 December 2016 / Published online: 18 July 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract correlations were found comparing tunnel positions in TT Introduction Although it is well known from cadaveric and and AM techniques, revealing non-anatomic femoral tun- biomechanical studies that transtibial femoral tunnel (TT) nel positions in 79.7 and 73% and non-anatomic tibial positioning techniques are associated with non-anatomic tunnel positions in 43.7 and 35.1%, respectively tunnel positions, controversial data exist as so far no (p[ 0.05). clinical differences could have been found, comparing Conclusions Considerable rates of non-anatomic femoral transtibial with anteromedial techniques (AM). The pur- and tibial tunnel positions were found in ACL revisions pose of the study was to analyze if graft failure following with both transtibial and anteromedial femoral drilling TT ACL reconstruction was more commonly associated techniques. Despite the potential of
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 18, 2017
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