Flipping method of a RetroButton during ACL reconstruction with outside-in femoral drilling using a FlipCutter.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Little information exists on the intraoperative difficulties and complications of using a RetroButton (Arthrex, Inc, Naples, Florida), which is a new suspensory device. However, some difficulties are encountered, such as incomplete sitting, pulling at the outside portion of the iliotibial band, or slipping during distal pulling due to incomplete transverse flipping. These problems can be avoided if the mechanism can be understood and some technical tips are practiced. The goal of this study was to determine the difficulties encountered during RetroButton femoral fixation and prevent iatrogenic complications with the RetroButton devices by offering some technical tips.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, YS; Lee, BK; Chun, DI

Published Date

  • October 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 861 - 864

PubMed ID

  • 23027473

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2367

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/01477447-20120919-04


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States