Anterior cruciate ligament revision: double-bundle augmentation of primary vertical graft.

@article{Brophy2006AnteriorCL,
  title={Anterior cruciate ligament revision: double-bundle augmentation of primary vertical graft.},
  author={Robert Henry Brophy and Ronald M. Selby and David W. Altchek},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={683.e1-5}
}
A variety of factors contribute to the failure of primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction; most commonly, it is technical error related to tunnel placement. Recently, the increasing popularity of the all-endoscopic ACL reconstruction and concern about graft impingement may have led to more posterior placement of the tibial tunnel by surgeons. Working through a tibial tunnel placed too posterior makes it more difficult to recognize the correct starting position on the femur, and… CONTINUE READING

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