Editorial Commentary: Routine Use of Suture Tape Augmentation for Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery Is Not Justified

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Abstract

High rates of graft failure after primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) and the need for revision ACLR continue to be a challenge. Multiple studies demonstrate graft failure rates and the need for revision ACLR in 10% to 15% of young patients participating in pivot sporting activities. Currently, a wide range of strategies to mitigate this is problem being investigated, including extra-articular augmentation (with modified lateral extra-articular tenodesis or anterolateral ligament reconstruction) and intra-articular fixation (that aim for primary anterior cruciate ligament healing or augmentation of an ACLR with suture tape). While the early data on suture tape augmentation of primary ACLR seem optimistic, it does not justify its routine use.

Original languageEnglish
JournalArthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery
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StateAccepted/In press - 2024

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© 2024 Arthroscopy Association of North America

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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