In complete tears, soft tissue fixation with an allograft or autograft can be used to reconstruct the ligament1
The Medial Collateral Ligament of the knee is a thick band of connective tissue located on the inner side of the knee that functions as a primary stabilizer when valgus force is applied.2 It originates at the medial epicondyle of the femur and inserts at the medial condyle of the tibia, and is often torn upon abrupt stopping, twisting, or force on the medial side of the knee. CONMED's ExoShape® provides non-rotational aperture fixation for this open procedure.
ExoShape® Femoral Soft Tissue Fastener
Expandable Block Lock provides graft compression and aperture fixation
ExoShape® Tibial Soft Tissue Fastener
“Closed force loop” eliminates unwanted graft laxity
Solutions for Knee Procedures
1 Kitamura, Nobuto and et. Al. “A Novel Medial Collateral Ligament Reconstruction Procedure Using Semitendinosus Tendon Autograft in Patients With Multiligamentous Knee Injuries”. The American Journal of Sports Medicine.
2 Xarchas, K.C. and Givissis, P. (2016) Tendon Allograft for Repair of the Medial Collateral Ligament of the Knee: A Case Report. Open Journal of Orthopedics , 6, 315-320.