Oblique femoral tunnel placement can increase risks of short femoral tunnel and cross-pin protrusion in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

@article{Chang2010ObliqueFT,
  title={Oblique femoral tunnel placement can increase risks of short femoral tunnel and cross-pin protrusion in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.},
  author={Chong Bum Chang and Jae Ho Yoo and Byung June Chung and Sang Cheol Seong and Tae Kyun Kim},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={
          1237-45
        }
}
BACKGROUND A more horizontal femoral tunnel has been emphasized for contemporary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. However, lowering the femoral tunnel may result in a shorter tunnel. In addition, a more horizontally placed femoral tunnel may have inadequate bone stock at the posterior portion of the tunnel, which can lead to protrusion of the cross-pin (Rigidfix) system for femoral fixation. HYPOTHESIS A more horizontal femoral tunnel position, particularly via the… CONTINUE READING
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