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. While there are many methods for fixation of the graft, fixating the graft at the aperture may offer a stiffer construct to prevent graft laxity and tunnel widening post-operatively1,2.
ExoShape® ACL Reconstruction Solution
- Non-Rotational: protects the graft from thread damage
- Aperture Fixation: achieves anatomic reconstruction
- Shape Memory PEEK Altera®: simplified insertion and expansion
- Anteromedial Versus Transtibial Tunnel Drilling in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions: A Systematic Review – Chalmers, PN et al.
- Analysis of Outcomes of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair With 5-Year Follow-up: Allograft Versus Autograft – Poehling, GG et al.
- Comparison of Clinical Results and Second-Look Arthroscopy Findings After Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using 3 Different Types of Grafts – Lee, JH et al.
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2L’Insalata JC, Klatt B, Fu FH, Harner CD. Tunnel expansion following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A comparison of hamstring and patellar tendon autografts. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 1997;5:234-238.
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