Suture Tape Augmentation Improves the Biomechanical Performance of Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Grafts Used for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (Nov 2021)

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the time-zero biomechanical properties (stiffness, displacement, and load at failure) of bone-patellar tendon-bone (BTB) grafts used for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with and without suture tape augmentation as a means to determine the potential clinical benefit of this technique. Methods: Eight juvenile porcine knees underwent…

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Suture Tape Augmentation (2018)

Abstract: The advent of suture tape augmentation has led to increased use in knee, elbow, and ankle ligament repairs and reconstructions. Recent biomechanical analysis of the use of suture tape augmentation have shown superior strength characteristics compared with repair or reconstruction alone. Despite its increased use in extra-articular ligament procedures, its use as an augment…

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Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair With Augmentation (2018)

Abstract: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are usually managed by reconstruction with autograft or allograft, but primary repair in carefully selected patients is a reasonable option. Proximal avulsions presenting early with excellent tissue quality are amenable to repair and healing. Restoration of native ACL preserves its proprioceptive and kinematic functions….. Read paper

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Quadriceps Tendon Autograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Independent Suture Tape Reinforcement (2018)

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common among adolescent athletes and are rising with increased participation in higher level athletics at earlier ages. In these young patients, often with open physes, soft tissue grafts continue to be the primary graft choice for ACL reconstruction. Reinjury continues to be a concern in this high-risk age group,…

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