This chapter presents a nonanatomical double-bundle ACL reconstruction technique. The reconstruction is performed using hamstring tendons that are harvested, maintaining intact the tibial insertion. The anteromedial bundle is restored placing the graft in the “over-the-top position, while the posterolateral bundle is replaced retrieving the graft from a femoral tunnel. Graft fixation is obtained using metal staples. Hundreds of patients have been treated with this technique during the last 10 years, including athletes with high functional requests. Furthermore, in vivo analysis of knee kinematic confirmed the effectiveness of the technique.
|Title of host publication||Sports Injuries: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation, Second Edition|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||9|
|ISBN (Print)||9783642365690, 9783642365683|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2015|
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