The Apex of the Deep Cartilage: A Landmark and New Technique to Help Identify Femoral Tunnel Placement in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.

@article{Hart2015TheAO,
  title={The Apex of the Deep Cartilage: A Landmark and New Technique to Help Identify Femoral Tunnel Placement in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.},
  author={A. Hart and Yung S Han and Paul Andr{\'e} Martineau},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2015},
  volume={31 9},
  pages={1777-83}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the apex of the deep cartilage (ADC) as a landmark to help guide femoral tunnel placement during anatomic single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Our secondary purpose was to assess whether or not the endoscopic transtibial femoral offset drill guide could reach the center of the ACL's femoral footprint. METHODS Eight formalin-injected cadaveric knees were dissected and the center of the ACL femoral footprints identified… CONTINUE READING