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Knee. 2009 Mar;16(2):165-7. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2008.10.005. Epub 2008 Dec 4.

Femoral guide breakage during the anteromedial portal technique used for ACL reconstruction.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Clinical Centre Vojvodina, Medical School, University of Novi Sad, Hajduk Veljkova 1, 21 000 Novi Sad, Serbia. milankom@eunet.yu

Abstract

Positioning of the femoral tunnel is very important in ACL reconstruction and it is often recommended to use an anteromedial portal technique in order to create the tunnel. This technique is more demanding but it gives a surgeon more freedom to place the ACL graft in an anatomical position compared to the transtibial technique. A case of an intraarticular femoral guide breakage associated with this particular technique is presented. That being said, the aim of this paper is not only to present this rare complication following arthroscopic reconstruction of ACL, but also to indicate how to prevent, diagnose and treat this undesired event.

PMID:
19062294
DOI:
10.1016/j.knee.2008.10.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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