Transitioning to anatomic anterior cruciate ligament graft placement.


Journal Article (Review)

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction techniques continue to improve. Recent biomechanical studies have found improved rotational stability as femoral tunnel placement becomes more horizontal and closer to the true ACL footprint. Clinical studies also correlate improved outcomes with these more anatomic reconstructions. This article reviews the transition from traditional to anatomic ACL reconstructions, as well as 3 techniques for achieving this: the modified transtibial technique, use of an accessory medial portal, and the retrograde drilling technique.

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Cited Authors

  • Sohn, DH; Garrett, WE

Published Date

  • April 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 155 - 160

PubMed ID

  • 19476183

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19476183

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2480

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1538-8506


  • eng