Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Suture Tape Augmentation

Arthrosc Tech. 2018 Mar 26;7(4):e385-e389. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2017.10.010. eCollection 2018 Apr.


The advent of suture tape augmentation has led to increased use in knee, elbow, and ankle ligament repairs and reconstructions. Recent biomechanical analysis of the use of suture tape augmentation have shown superior strength characteristics compared with repair or reconstruction alone. Despite its increased use in extra-articular ligament procedures, its use as an augment to anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction has not been widely described. This article details a simple technique to incorporate the use of suture tape augmentation during concurrent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using hamstring autograft.