PCL Reconstruction

Surgical Technique



As the anterior cruciate ligament's counterpart, the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) primarily protects against posterior translation of the tibia. When torn, the patient may require reconstruction to restore the function of the PCL. The surgeon may choose to use an autograft or allograft to reconstruct the PCL, and may fixate the graft in place with implants such as suspensory or interference devices. Many techniques have been described for this challenging procedure, such as transtibial, tibial inlay, and double-bundle techniques.

  

Videos – Surgical Techniques

Product

ExoShape® PCL Reconstruction Solution

  • Non-Rotational: protects the graft from thread damage
  • Aperture Fixation: achieves anatomic reconstruction
  • Shape Memory PEEK Altera®: simplified insertion and expansion


Allograft Tendons

  • Recent clinical data suggests equivalence between Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) soft tissue allografts and autografts for ACL reconstruction1 , and demonstrates no difference in outcome between younger and older patients.2,3,4

Clinical Resources

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1Poehling GG, Curl WW, et al. Arthroscopy 2005; Vol. 21; No. 7, 774-785.
2Barber AF, Aziz-Jacob J, et al. Arthroscopy 2010; Vol. 26; No. 4, 488-493.
3Shah AA, McCulloch PC, et al. Arthroscopy 2010; Vol. 26; No. 5, 667-674.
4Barber et al. Arthroscopy 2014; Vol. 30; No. 4, 483-291.5


This material provides information regarding how to use CONMED medical devices and instruments in surgical procedures.  Although reviewed by physicians it is not medical advice and each surgeon should use their own professional judgment before using to treat a particular patient.  Surgeons should be trained in the use of such devices before surgery and should always refer to the product labeling including the Instructions for Use before using any medical device.

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What our customers have to say."The ExoShape® solution allows me to achieve aperture fixation producing both a strong and stiff ligament reconstruction with two-bundle anatomic footprints on both the femoral and tibial attachments of the PCL."

- Geoffrey B. Higgs, MD
Paid CONMED consultant

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