ACL Reconstruction with Suspensory Fixation - Surgical Technique

  

 

Patients that have sustained an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, often a sports-related injury, may require surgery to reconstruct the ACL. In this procedure, a graft, either from the patient or from a donor, is used to replace the torn ligament. There are many possible methods for fixation of the graft. Suspensory fixation offers excellent fixation strength while allowing for maximum interface between the graft and the bone tunnel.

 

Suspensory fixation is commonly used on the femur in combination with an interference device on the tibial side, or can be used to fixate the graft on both the femur and the tibia.