Effects of interference fit screw length on tibial tunnel fixation for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

@article{Black2000EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of interference fit screw length on tibial tunnel fixation for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.},
  author={Kevin P. Black and Marnie M. Saunders and Keith C. Stube and Michael J. Moulton and Christopher Rae Jacobs},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={846-9}
}
Graft-tunnel mismatch during arthroscopically assisted anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using the central-third patellar tendon results in less than 20 mm of bone plug remaining in the tibial tunnel. We decided to evaluate the strength of bone plug fixation using interference fit screws that were less than 20 mm in length. Biomechanical testing was performed on 48 porcine hindquarters using 9-mm diameter interference fit screws that measured 12.5, 15, and 20 mm in length. No… CONTINUE READING