ACL Reconstruction

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. 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


Clinical Resources

Interested in ACL Reconstruction Surgical Techniques?


1Porter, MD. Femoral Aperture Fixation Versus Cortical Fixation for ACL Reconstruction Using Autologous Hamstring Graft: A Computer Navigation Study. Arthroscopy, Volume 33, Issue 10 , e141 - e142.
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.



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."I have used ExoShape® as my primary method for ACL reconstruction for several years.  The ExoShape® solution allows outstanding fixation strength and aperture fixation creating a construct that is both strong and stiff."

- Geoffrey B. Higgs, MD
Paid CONMED consultant

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