One-Incision Endoscopic Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Autograft

Abstract

Bone-patella tendon-bone autograft has a high ultimate strength and stiffness, allows for strong aperture fixation with interference screws, and bone-to-bone healing in the femoral and tibial tunnels. This combination of a strong graft, strong aperture fixation, and early bone-to-bone healing allow for early and accelerated rehabilitation. This graft is thus ideal for the high-demand athlete. This article reviews the indications and contraindications; principles; and surgical technique for the bone-patella tendon-bone autograft (ACL) reconstruction technique.

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