Semitendinosus and gracilis tendon harvest in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: Operative techniques in orthopaedics

Shane T. Seroyer, Anikar Chhabra, Christopher D. Harner

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Abstract

In the young, active patient, reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament has become the standard of care. Although reconstruction with bone-patellar-tendon-bone autograft has long been considered the gold standard, recent advances in techniques and fixation have improved outcomes with hamstring autografts. Although providing comparable results, reconstruction with hamstring autografts decreases postoperative morbidity. In this article, we provide a detailed description of the senior author's (CDH) preferred technique for harvesting hamstring autografts. In addition, we describe our preferred technique for arthroscopic-assisted anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-199
Number of pages6
JournalTechniques in Orthopaedics
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005

Keywords

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Fixation
  • Gracilis
  • Hamstring Autograft
  • Semitendinosus
  • Surgical technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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