Femoral Tunnel Placement in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction


Journal Article

Technical failures with anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions occur in large part from errors in femoral tunnel placement. Recent research questions our knowledge of femoral tunnel placement. Based on newer biomechanical studies, the traditional method of placing the graft in the 11-o'clock position in the right knee restores anterior stability but not rotational stability. In addition, the kinematics of the knee may be abnormal after anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. We review the literature on the anatomic attachment site and the biomechanical studies. These studies provided the impetus for the development of the senior author's current method of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Cited Authors

  • Yu, J; Garrett, WE

Published Date

  • January 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 45 - 49

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1060-1872

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.otsm.2006.04.005

Citation Source

  • Scopus