A bioabsorbable plug in bone-tendon-bone reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament: Introduction of a novel fixation technique.

@article{Kousa2001ABP,
  title={A bioabsorbable plug in bone-tendon-bone reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament: Introduction of a novel fixation technique.},
  author={Petteri Kousa and Teppo L. N. J{\"a}rvinen and P Kannus and P Ahvenj{\"a}rvi and A Kaikkonen and Markku J{\"a}rvinen},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2001},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={144-50}
}
PURPOSE Our aim was to compare the fixation strength of a novel plugging technique with that of the conventional interference technique in bone-patellar tendon-bone reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. TYPE OF STUDY Randomized experimental study. METHODS Twenty matched pairs of porcine knees were randomly assigned to 2 groups. The bone block of the graft was secured in the femoral drill hole with either the new bioabsorbable poly-L-lactide/D-lactide (PLA 96/4) copolymer plug… CONTINUE READING
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