Le positionnement de jambe en «Figure 9» dans les reconstructions du ligament croisé antérieur

Translated title of the contribution: The figure-of-nine leg position for anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

T. Furumatsu, M. Fujii, T. Tanaka, S. Miyazawa, T. Ozaki

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Abstract

Anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction can restore the function and kinematics of the knee in ACL-deficient patients. Several outside-in drilling systems for accurate femoral tunnel creations have been developed. However, the femoral tunnel creation at the lower position of the intercondylar notch can be difficult in an usual leg position with the knee flexed at 90° without varus stress. This technical note describes that the figure-of-nine leg position provides a better arthroscopic view to safely clean up the ACL femoral footprint located at the lower area of the lateral intercondylar wall. This position is useful to create the optimal femoral tunnels using the outside-in drilling technique, without damaging the lateral meniscus posterior root, lateral tibial eminence, and supplemental fibers that bridge the gap between the lateral meniscus and the ACL tibial insertion.

Translated title of the contributionThe figure-of-nine leg position for anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Original languageFrench
Number of pages1
JournalRevue de Chirurgie Orthopedique et Traumatologique
Volume101
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Double bundle reconstruction
  • Femoral tunnel
  • Figure-of-nine position

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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