Intra‐articular Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament An Experimental Study of Length Changes in Different Ligament Reconstructions

Intra‐articular Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament An Experimental Study of... An anatomic model was developed to test different types of intra-articular anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. Four cadaver knees were tested in an identical fashion. In each knee 12 different positions were tested. The results indicate that over-the-top repair is not suitable for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction from a mechanical standpoint. It is likely that this type of repair in human knees will lead to excessive stretching and insufficiency of the reconstructed tissue. A posterior approach through the lateral femoral condyle is more desirable. The position of the tibial tunnel is less crucial, but a more anterior tunnel is preferable. When the tunnels are properly drilled, fixation of the reconstructed ligament is advocated with the knee in 45 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Clinical Orthopaedic and Related Research (CORR) Wolters Kluwer Health

Intra‐articular Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament An Experimental Study of Length Changes in Different Ligament Reconstructions

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0009-921X
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1528-1132

Abstract

An anatomic model was developed to test different types of intra-articular anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. Four cadaver knees were tested in an identical fashion. In each knee 12 different positions were tested. The results indicate that over-the-top repair is not suitable for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction from a mechanical standpoint. It is likely that this type of repair in human knees will lead to excessive stretching and insufficiency of the reconstructed tissue. A posterior approach through the lateral femoral condyle is more desirable. The position of the tibial tunnel is less crucial, but a more anterior tunnel is preferable. When the tunnels are properly drilled, fixation of the reconstructed ligament is advocated with the knee in 45

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Clinical Orthopaedic and Related Research (CORR)Wolters Kluwer Health

Published: May 1, 1984

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