Reconstruction Using a Short Hamstring Graft and Tape Locking Screw : A Biomechanical Study

@inproceedings{Birmingham2014ReconstructionUA,
  title={Reconstruction Using a Short Hamstring Graft and Tape Locking Screw : A Biomechanical Study},
  author={Patrick M. Birmingham and Joel Hein and Linda M. McGrady and Mark W. Bowers and Mei Wang},
  year={2014}
}
Introduction: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is one of the most widely performed orthopaedic procedures in developed counties. Reconstruction using autograft soft tissue such as hamstring tendon has been the preferred choice by many for its superior strength and less donor-site morbidity over the bone-tendon-bone graft. Fixation of soft tissue graft, however, has been less than optimal, and there is some evidence to suggest it affects the function of the reconstructed knee. A… CONTINUE READING