The effect of anterior cruciate ligament graft rotation on knee laxity and graft tension: An in vitro biomechanical analysis.

@article{Hame2002TheEO,
  title={The effect of anterior cruciate ligament graft rotation on knee laxity and graft tension: An in vitro biomechanical analysis.},
  author={Sharon L. Hame and Keith L. Markolf and Arash J Gabayan and David M Hunter and Brent S. Davis and Matthew S Shapiro},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2002},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={55-60}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of rotating a bone-patellar tendon- bone allograft during anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction on anteroposterior (AP) knee laxity and forces developed within the graft. TYPE OF STUDY In vitro biomechanical study using human cadaveric knees. METHODS Thirteen fresh-frozen knee specimens received bone-patella tendon-bone allografts that were pretensioned at 30 degrees of flexion to restore AP laxity to that of the intact knee… CONTINUE READING