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Techniques in Orthopaedics:
doi: 10.1097/BTO.0b013e3182596417
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Graft-Tunnel Mismatch in Bone-Tendon-Bone ACL Reconstruction: Prevention and Treatment

Yanke, Adam MD*; Ellman, Michael B. MD*; Sherman, Seth L. MD*; Bach, Bernard R. Jr MD

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Abstract

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a technically challenging procedure with a multitude of steps. As the most common cause of ACL failure is poor surgical technique, avoiding problems before they occur is paramount. Graft-tunnel mismatch is one such problem that can occur due to donor anatomy or poor surgical technique. Here we review common causes and solutions with regard to graft-tunnel mismatch during ACL reconstruction.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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