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, 27 (5), 717-27

All-inside Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft-Link Technique: Second-Generation, No-Incision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

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All-inside Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft-Link Technique: Second-Generation, No-Incision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

James H Lubowitz et al. Arthroscopy.

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  • Arthroscopy. 2011 Oct;27(10):1452. Amhad, Christopher H [corrected to Ahmad, Christopher S]

Abstract

We describe an anatomic, single-bundle, all-inside anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft-link technique using second-generation Flipcutter guide pins (Arthrex, Naples, FL), which become retrograde drills, and second-generation cortical suspensory fixation devices with adjustable graft loop length: femoral TightRope (Arthrex) and tibial ACL TightRope-Reverse Tension (Arthrex). The technique is minimally invasive using only four 4-mm stab incisions. Graft choice is no-incision allograft or gracilis-sparing, posteriorly harvested semitendinosus material. The graft is sutured 4 times through each strand in a loop and linked, like a chain, to femoral and tibial adjustable TightRope graft loops. With this method, graft tension can be increased even after graft fixation. The technique may be modified for double-bundle ACL reconstruction.

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