Femoral press-fit fixation in ACL reconstruction using bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft: Results at 15 years follow-up Full Text
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 06/29/2012
Widuchowski W et al. – Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with patellar tendon autograft fixed to femur with press–fit technique allows to achieve good self–reported assessments and clinical ligament evaluation up to 15 years. Advantages of the bone–patellar–tendon–bone (BPTB) press–fit fixation include unlimited bone–to–bone healing, cost effectiveness, avoidance of disadvantages associated with hardware, and ease for revision surgery. Bone–patellar–tendon–bone (BPTB) femoral press–fit fixation technique can be safely applied in clinical practice and enables patients to return to preinjury activities including high–risk sports.