Validation of a new technique to determine midbundle femoral tunnel position in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using 3-dimensional computed tomography analysis.

@article{Bird2011ValidationOA,
  title={Validation of a new technique to determine midbundle femoral tunnel position in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using 3-dimensional computed tomography analysis.},
  author={Jonathan H Bird and Michael Robert Carmont and Manpreet Dhillon and Nick Smith and Charlie H Brown and Peter Thompson and Tim Spalding},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={27 9},
  pages={1259-67}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate and report on a new intraoperative measuring technique to place the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) femoral tunnel in the center of the native ACL femoral insertion site. METHODS We investigated a novel measuring technique based on identifying the proximal border of the articular cartilage and using a specific ruler parallel to the femoral axis to locate the origin of the ACL. The accuracy of this technique was validated by measuring… CONTINUE READING