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ACE Report #4601
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

ACL reconstruction: Anteromedial portal technique yields a more anatomical tunnel position

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparison of tunnel orientation between transtibial and anteromedial portal techniques for anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using 3-dimensional computed tomography

Arthroscopy. 2013 Feb;29(2):195-204. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2012.08.020. Epub 2012 Dec 24

Contributing Authors: Y Takeda T Iwame T Takasago K Kondo T Goto K Fujii A Naruse

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50 patients, undergoing anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, were randomized to have the femoral tunnel created using either the transtibial or anteromedial portal technique. Accuracies of the tunnel placement, angle, and length were measured 7 days following reconstruction. The results displayed that the femoral tunnels were positioned deeper, lower, and nearer ...

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