Anatomic femoral tunnels in posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: inside-out versus outside-in drilling.

@article{Tompkins2013AnatomicFT,
  title={Anatomic femoral tunnels in posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: inside-out versus outside-in drilling.},
  author={Marc A. Tompkins and Thomas C. S. Keller and Matthew David Milewski and Cree M. Gaskin and Stephen F. Brockmeier and Joseph M. Hart and M. Dawn Miller},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={43-50}
}
BACKGROUND During posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction, the placement and orientation of the femoral tunnel is critical to postoperative PCL function. PURPOSE To compare the ability of outside-in (OI) versus inside-out (IO) femoral tunnel drilling in placing the femoral tunnel aperture within the anatomic femoral footprint of the PCL, and to evaluate the orientation of the tunnels within the medial femoral condyle. STUDY DESIGN Controlled laboratory study. METHODS Ten matched… CONTINUE READING