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.
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
Infinity™ Femoral Adjustable Loop Button
- Combines with the Infinity™ Tibial Button to provide tibial suspensory fixation for all-inside procedures
- Preloaded with a locking suture that prevents unintentional loop tensioning during graft prep and placement
- Dual-friction locks provide secure fixation
Genesys™ Matryx® Screw
- Optimal combination of biologic healing and mechanical integrity
- Strong initial fixation to enable bone in growth
- 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
The Infinity™* Modular Guide System
Infinity™ Guide Arms
- The Infinity Modular Guide System features five guide arms that accommodate both ACL & PCL procedures.
- Comparison of Tibial Inlay Versus Transtibial Techniques for Isolated Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Minimum 2-Year Follow-up - MacGillivray, John D. et al.
- Single-Bundle Versus Double-Bundle Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction - Kohen, RB et al
- Emerging Updates on the Posterior Cruciate Ligament - LaPrade, CM et al.
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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
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