KSSTA 2011

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risk of tunnel collisions of the fibular collateral ligament (FCL) and posterolateral bundle anterior cruciate ligament(PLB-ACL) tunnels during a combined FCL and doubledundle (DB) ACL reconstruction.

Methods: Thirty-six 4th-generation synthetic femurs (Sawbones, Pacific Research Laboratories, Vashon, WA) were utilized, and two different femur sizes were used. A FCL tunnel and a PLB-ACL tunnel were reamed on each femur. The tunnels of synthetic specimens that did not have a collision were filled with an epoxy resin augmented with BaSO4 and radiographic evaluation, and Multidetector CT exams of the specimens were performed. Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risk of tunnel collisions of the fibular collateral ligament (FCL) and posterolateral bundle anterior cruciate ligament (PLB-ACL) tunnels during a combined FCL and doubledundle (DB) ACL reconstruction.

Methods Thirty-six 4th-generation synthetic femurs (Sawbones, Pacific Research Laboratories, Vashon, WA) were utilized, and two different femur sizes were used. A FCL tunnel and a PLB-ACL tunnel were reamed on each femur.

The tunnels of synthetic specimens that did not have a collision were filled with an epoxy resin augmented with  BaSO4 and radiographic evaluation, and Multidetector CT exams of the specimens were performed.

Download Full Article

Learn How We Can Help You Stay Active

Request a Consultation