Bone and Joint Institute

Title

A Technique of Superficial Medial Collateral Ligament Reconstruction Using an Adjustable-Loop Suspensory Fixation Device

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Journal

Arthroscopy Techniques

Volume

4

Issue

3

First Page

e261

Last Page

e265

URL with Digital Object Identifier

10.1016/j.eats.2015.02.005

Abstract

© 2015 Arthroscopy Association of North America. This report describes superficial medial collateral ligament reconstruction of the knee using a novel method of graft fixation with the ACL Tightrope RT (Arthrex, Naples, FL). After tibial fixation with either a standard interference screw or staple, femoral fixation of the semitendinosus tendon is performed with the adjustable-loop suspensory fixation device, which allows for both initial graft tensioning and re-tensioning after cyclical knee range of motion. This provides the ability for the graft to accommodate for resultant soft-tissue creep and stress relaxation, thereby allowing for optimal soft-tissue tension and reduction in laxity at the end of the procedure.

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