All-inside anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

J Knee Surg. 2014 Oct;27(5):347-52. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1381960. Epub 2014 Jun 21.


All-inside anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has undergone a series of modifications over the past 20 years. Current techniques offer the advantages of improved cosmesis, less postoperative pain, decreased bone removal, and gracilis preservation. Few all-inside ACL reconstruction outcome studies are available; therefore, additional research is necessary to compare the results to conventional techniques. The purpose of this article is to review the evolution of all-inside ACL reconstruction, the advantages and disadvantages, our preferred technique, and clinical experience to date.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Allografts
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament / surgery*
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction / history
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction / methods*
  • Autografts
  • Femur / surgery
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Tibia / surgery*