Tibial cyst formation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using a new bioabsorbable screw

Knee. 2002 Feb;9(1):73-5. doi: 10.1016/s0968-0160(01)00109-0.


We report a case of tibial cyst formation twelve months after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using hamstring graft. A composite bioabsorbable interference screw made of 'beta tricalcium phosphate and poly L-lactide' fixed the graft distally. The patient presented with acute symptoms of pain and swelling over the proximal tibia. Curettage of the cyst resulted in complete recovery within 3 months.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Absorbable Implants / adverse effects*
  • Adult
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament / surgery*
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries*
  • Bone Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Bone Diseases / etiology*
  • Bone Diseases / pathology
  • Bone Screws / adverse effects*
  • Cysts / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cysts / etiology*
  • Cysts / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Postoperative Complications*
  • Radiography
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
  • Tibia / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tibia / pathology*