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Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using the double press- fit technique: an alternative to interference screw fixation.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association
Publication Date
Volume
18
Issue
9
Pages
974–982
Identifiers
PMID: 12426540
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The double press-fit technique we present avoids all complications related to the use of interference screws and creates an ideal environment for osseous integration of the bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft. Concurrently, it achieves a stable fixation of the autograft and allows early functional rehabilitation. However, fixation strength depends on bone quality and the arthroscopic procedure is demanding.

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