A Novel Medial Collateral Ligament Reconstruction Technique Using Internally Braced Semitendinosus Autograft

Orthopedics. 2018 Sep 1;41(5):e738-e740. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20180806-06. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

Abstract

Medial collateral ligament reconstruction is often performed in knees with multiligamentous injury, and numerous techniques have been previously described. A novel method of internally bracing and reconstructing the medial collateral ligament with a semitendinosus autograft is described. This provides several advantages, including reproducible isometric graft placement, optimized fixation strength, and internal bracing. [Orthopedics. 2018; 41(5):e738-e740.].

MeSH terms

  • Autografts
  • Hamstring Tendons / transplantation*
  • Humans
  • Medial Collateral Ligament, Knee / injuries
  • Medial Collateral Ligament, Knee / surgery*
  • Orthopedic Procedures / methods*
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*