Minimally Invasive Anterior Cruciate Ligament With Quadriceps Tendon Graft: A Proximal-to-Distal Harvest Technique.
Recent systematic reviews have shown anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using quadriceps tendon (QT) grafts to have superior clinical outcomes compared with traditional bone-patella tendon-bone and hamstring tendons grafts. Using minimally invasive techniques to harvest the QT graft can reduce postoperative pain and intraoperative surgical time. This technique is usually performed with a distal-to-proximal approach but often has issues of inadvertently harvesting a graft short of the desired length or causing a hematoma. As an alternative, we introduce a minimally invasive approach with a proximal-to-distal harvest technique that results in better visualization of tissue planes, more consistent graft sizes, lower risk of inadvertent arthrotomy, and reduced risk of hematoma. The minimally invasive QT graft harvest with a proximal-to-distal approach can offer unique advantages over the current standard distal-to-proximal approach.
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Panas, K., Salomon, K., Shen, V., Munassi, S., & Remaley, D. T. (2022). Minimally Invasive Anterior Cruciate Ligament With Quadriceps Tendon Graft: A Proximal-to-Distal Harvest Technique. Arthroscopy techniques, 11(11), e2067–e2072. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eats.2022.08.006
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