Independent drilling outperforms conventional transtibial drilling in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

@article{Steiner2009IndependentDO,
  title={Independent drilling outperforms conventional transtibial drilling in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.},
  author={Mark Steiner and Todd C. Battaglia and James F Heming and Jason D Rand and Anthony N Festa and Michael R Baria},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 10},
  pages={1912-9}
}
BACKGROUND Optimal tunnel placement is critical in anterior cruciate ligament reconstructive surgery, yet the method used to drill the tunnels may compromise their placement. HYPOTHESIS An independent drilling method versus a conventional transtibial drilling method will place tunnels in different locations and produce reconstructions with different kinematics. STUDY DESIGN Controlled laboratory study. METHODS Ten pairs of knees had anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions produced by… CONTINUE READING

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