Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with bone-patellar tendon-bone: Technique with transverse femoral and tibial biopin fixation

Piero Volpi, Herbert Schönhuber, Corrado Bait, Marco Galli, Roberto Pozzoni, Fabio Brambilla, Matteo Denti

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Abstract

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common, especially in young subjects and athletes. Their well-known natural history is marked by gradual deterioration of all the components of the joint. Surgical reconstruction is the prime indication, and numerous techniques have been widely applied and perfected by knee surgeons over the course of time. A patellar tendon graft is preferred by many operators. Its fixation in the tunnels, however, is still a controversial issue. Transverse fixation with biopins undertaken with a high- precision instrumentarium is a biologically and biomechanically sound solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalTechniques in Knee Surgery
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

Keywords

  • Anterior cruciate ligament
  • Biopins
  • Fixation
  • Reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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