Single-Bundle Anatomic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Surgical Technique Pearls and Pitfalls

Chaitu S. Malempati, Adam V. Metzler, Darren L. Johnson

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Abstract

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures are some of the most common sports-related injuries. Treatment of these injuries with ACL reconstruction has evolved over the last several decades. Anatomic single-bundle ACL reconstruction offers an accurate and reproducible method to reproduce native knee anatomy, restore knee kinematics, and ultimately restore function and decrease long-term degenerative effects. The importance of adequate arthroscopic visualization and a thorough understanding of the native anatomic ACL landmarks are discussed in this article. Furthermore, surgical technique, pearls, pitfalls, potential complications, rehabilitation, and outcomes are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-70
Number of pages18
JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • Anatomic
  • Anterior cruciate ligament
  • Reconstruction
  • Single-bundle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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