Arthroscopic-assisted simultaneous reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament and the lateral collateral ligament using hamstrings and absorbable screws

Citation
H. Lill et al., Arthroscopic-assisted simultaneous reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament and the lateral collateral ligament using hamstrings and absorbable screws, ARTHROSCOPY, 17(8), 2001, pp. 892-897
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Editorial Material
Categorie Soggetti
Ortopedics, Rehabilitation & Sport Medicine
Journal title
ARTHROSCOPY
ISSN journal
0749-8063 → ACNP
Volume
17
Issue
8
Year of publication
2001
Pages
892 - 897
Database
ISI
SICI code
0749-8063(200110)17:8<892:ASROTP>2.0.ZU;2-H
Abstract
Arthroscopic-assisted simultaneous reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) using hamstring t endon grafts is described. The femoral tunnel is drilled through an incisio n over the medial femoral condyle and the tibial tunnel through the same sk in incision used for harvesting the tendon graft. PCL reconstruction is per formed using a 4-strand hamstring tendon graft and absorbable screw fixatio n. The tendon of the semitendinosus muscle of the uninvolved knee is used a s a lateral loop for LCL reconstruction. After pulling the transplant throu gh the fibular head, femoral fixation of the loop is made with an absorbabl e screw.