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Clin Sports Med. 2007 Oct;26(4):525-47.

Bone-patella tendon-bone autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia Health Systems, 400 Ray C. Hunt Drive, Third Floor, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA.


The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) serves an important stabilizing and biomechanical function for the knee. Reconstruction of the ACL remains one of the most commonly performed procedures in the field of sports medicine. Reconstruction of the ACL with bone-patella tendon-bone (BPTB) autograft secured with interference screw fixation has been the historical reference standard and remains the benchmark against which other methods are gauged. This article reviews the reconstruction of the ACL with BPTB autograft including the surgical technique, rationale for BTPB use, and outcomes.

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