Arthroscopy 2005 Jun;21(6):769
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA.
Because of the increasing popularity of allograft anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions, the technical difficulties with posterior bone loss in revision ACL surgery, and the limited supply of bone-patellar tendon-bone donor grafts, we have developed a technique using a reversed Achilles tendon allograft to reconstruct the ACL-deficient knee. This technique allows for bony tibial fixation with an interference screw by rotating the graft 180 degrees and optimizing soft-tissue fixation at the femur with an EndoButton CL (Smith & Nephew, Andover, MA). Short-term follow-up (average, 26. Read More