Advances in fixation technology have improved the time-zero stability of grafts used for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, but the clinical impact of this is unclear. Adjustable-loop-length devices are the latest iteration of cortical fixation and offer retensioning of the graft after tibial fixation. This capability is absent in traditional closed-looped devices and interference screws, but there are concerns with the adjustable mechanism maintaining tension with cyclic loading. Although this advance may represent an additional tool for fine-tuning graft tension, it does not replace good technique in the use of anterior cruciate ligament fixation devices.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery|
|State||Published - Sep 2018|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine