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Arthrosc Tech. 2019 May 6;8(6):e555-e559. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2019.01.020. eCollection 2019 Jun.

The Fertilized Anterior Cruciate Ligament: An All-Inside Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Augmented With Amnion, Bone Marrow Concentrate, and a Suture Tape.

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Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, U.S.A.

Abstract

There is increasing research and interest surrounding biologics and sports medicine. Amnion has the potential to decrease adhesions and possibly protect anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) grafts along with increasing vascularization by acting as a scaffold. Bone marrow concentrate containing mesenchymal stem cells combined with Allosync Pure (Arthrex, Naples, FL) injected into ACL tunnels has the potential to increase the speed and quality of graft bone incorporation, especially when used in the setting of a soft-tissue allograft. Using suture tape augmentation (InternalBrace; Arthrex) with the reconstruction has been thought to increase the early strength of the reconstruction. In this article, we combine all 3 techniques into an all-inside ACL reconstruction that has great potential for an earlier return to play and advanced rehabilitation.

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