A Technique Utilizing GraftNet to Fill Graft Donor Sites in Bone-Patellar-Bone Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Arthrosc Tech. 2019 Nov 13;8(12):e1469-e1472. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2019.07.029. eCollection 2019 Dec.

Abstract

Anterior knee pain and patella fracture are 2 potential complications of bone-patellar-bone autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Techniques have been developed to minimize the risk of these complications, including filling the defects with autologous bone fragments and augmenting with biologic agents. We have developed a technique that uses a graft collection device to collect the autologous bone graft generated during surgery. This graft augments the larger bone graft derived from the bone plugs. This autologous augmentation provides a complete biologic strategy to potentially reduce the risk of anterior knee pain and potential patella fracture.