J Clin Orthop Trauma 2020 May 10;11(Suppl 3):S326-S331. Epub 2019 Sep 10.
Trauma and Orthopaedics Department, Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, NN16 8UZ, UK.
We present early clinical outcomes of patients following anatomical anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using a TransLateral, single bundle, all-inside technique with a one-year follow-up and radiological evaluation of socket position. Eligible Patients who underwent a primary ACL reconstruction, using the TransLateral, all-inside technique alone, between Jan 2013 and Feb 2016 were included in this study. Of this group, all patients underwent isolated semitendinosus graft harvest. The Lysholm knee scores were measured preoperatively and at one-year follow-up in 40 patients who underwent ACL reconstruction. Postoperatively, antero-posterior and lateral radiographs were obtained to evaluate the position of the femoral socket (using the Bernard and Hertel Grid) and tibial socket (using the Amis-Jakob line). There were 36 males and 4 females with a mean age of 27.1 years (range 16-49). There was a single non-surgical related mortality prior to the one year follow up. We report no postoperative infections or graft failure at one year. The mean preoperative Lysholm score was 68.7 (Range: 29-95). The mean Lysholm score increased to 92.5% (: 59-100, p < 0.05). Evaluation of femoral sockets revealed accurate positioning on the Bernard and Hertel Grid with a mean ACL center of 27% along Blumensaat's line and 34% of the height of the intercondylar notch. The mean tibial socket position was 41.8% (Range: 32%-47%) along the Amis-Jakob Line. Our single surgeon case series utilizing the all-inside, TransLateral ACLR technique highlights good early outcomes with no postoperative complications or graft failure at one year.