Pros and cons of different ACL graft fixation devices

Paul Herickhoff, Marc R. Safran, Patrick Yung, Kai Ming Chan

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Graft fixation is an important component of success (or failure) of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Modern techniques, on the whole, are much stronger than first-generation techniques (such as suture over a post). This is significant as studies have demonstrated the importance of early rehabilitation to limit knee stiffness and prevent the deleterious effects of prolonged immobilization and/or limited weight-bearing for articular cartilage health and knee function. Thus, ACL fixation devices must provide strength and stiffness sufficient for rehabilitation and activities of daily living until biologic fixation has taken place. No ACL graft fixation device is perfect. The surgeon must weigh the pros and cons of the different ACL graft fixation devices before deciding which device to use for a particular patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationControversies in the Technical Aspects of ACL Reconstruction
Subtitle of host publicationAn Evidence-Based Medicine Approach
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783662527429
ISBN (Print)9783662527405
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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