Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tunnel Placement Using the Pathfinder Guide

Karan A. Patel, Anikar Chhabra, Justin L. Makovicka, Joshua Bingham, Dana P. Piasecki, David E. Hartigan

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Abstract

Reconstruction techniques for the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) have evolved considerably over the past 3 decades. The femoral tunnel is most commonly made via a transtibial or separate anteromedial portal approach. Benefits and drawbacks for each of these techniques exist. Improper tunnel placement is the cause of failure for ACL reconstruction 70% of the time. We present a hybrid technique for femoral tunnel placement using the Pathfinder ACL guide, which attempts to give the surgeon many of the benefits of both the transtibial and anteromedial portal techniques without the drawbacks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1291-e1296
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Patel, K. A., Chhabra, A., Makovicka, J. L., Bingham, J., Piasecki, D. P., & Hartigan, D. E. (2017). Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tunnel Placement Using the Pathfinder Guide. Arthroscopy Techniques, 6(4), e1291-e1296. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eats.2017.05.009