Edward R. Floyd, M.D., Gregory B. Carlson, M.D., Jill Monson, P.T., O.C.S., and Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D.


Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) failure is multifactorial, but it is known that increased posterior tibial slope (PTS) leads to a greater  likelihood of ACLR failure. This technical note describes the senior author’s technique for performing an anterior closing wedge proximal tibial osteotomy, in which the osteotomy is made proximal to the tibial tubercle. This procedure is the first part of a staged surgery for patients with multiple failed ACLRs and
increased sagittal plane PTS. Debridement of osteolytic reconstruction tunnels with bone grafting is also undertaken in preparation for a second-stage  revision ACLR.

You may download the study: Tibial Tubercle Preserving Anterior Closing Wedge Proximal Tibial Osteotomy and ACL Tunnel Bone Grafting for Increased Posterior Tibial Slope in Failed ACL Reconstructions