Clinical and basic science evidence supports the use of suture tape augmentation of PCL reconstruction

Abstract: Though isolated posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries can often be treated successfully without surgical intervention, in the setting of persistent instability or multiligamentous knee injury, PCL reconstruction is indicated. PCL reconstructions have often resulted in persistent postoperative laxity. Recent research suggests there may be a role for suture tape augmented grafts, which have demonstrated…

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Suture Augmentation: An Alternative to Reconstruction for Incomplete Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in the Multiple Ligament-Injured Knee (2018)

Abstract; Treatment of posterior cruciate ligament injuries remains controversial, particularly in the case of partial or incomplete tears in the context of a multiple ligament-injured knee. Suture augmentation, or internal bracing, has been shown in other ligament and tendon repairs or reconstructions to provide stable biomechanics and facilitate early return to activity. In the knee,…

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Arthroscopic Primary Posterior Cruciate Ligament Repair With Suture Augmentation (2017)

Abstract: Isolated posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries are relatively rare and PCL injuries most commonly occur in the setting of multiligamentous knee injuries. PCL injuries can be treated with primary repair, which has the advantages of preserving the native tissue, maintaining proprioception, and minimal invasive surgery when compared with reconstruction surgery. Historically, primary repair of…

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Posterior Cruciate Ligament Repair With Suture Tape Augmentation (2018)

Abstract: The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) acts as the primary restraint to posterior tibial translation of the knee. Injuries to the PCL are rare in isolation and more often are associated with multiligament injuries to the knee. Several PCL reconstruction and PCL repair techniques have been described in the literature, but no single technique has…

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Combined PCL ligament bracing and ACL reconstruction in acute knee dislocation (Schenck IV) – The Hamburg Approach (2021)

Abstract: Objective Stepwise reconstruction of knee stability and physiological kinematics in acute knee dislocation. IndicationsThe operative technique is demonstrated in a case of multiligamentous injury of the knee with involvement of both cruciate ligaments and additional medial and lateral peripheral injuries (type IV according to Schenck classification).ContraindicationsCritical soft tissue conditions, infections, old age, obesity, lack…

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Percutaneous Medial Collateral Ligament Repair and Posteromedial Corner Repair With Suture Tape Augmentation (2020)

Abstract: The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is among the most commonly injured structures of the knee. Most cases are managed nonoperatively; however, grade III injuries and injuries associated with multiligament injuries to the knee are often managed surgically. MCL reconstruction procedures are the most widely used surgical option, but modern advancements have seen a renewed…

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Primary Repair With Independent Tensioning of the Anteromedial and Posterolateral Bundles

Abstract: This procedure represents an update on traditional primary repair methods by taking advantage of technological advancements to optimize soft tissue fixation and allow for an anatomic double-bundle primary repair with independent bundle tensioning and an internal brace construct to restore normal anterior cruciate ligament biomechanics…… Read Paper

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