Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction tunnel size: causes of tunnel enlargement and implications for single versus two-stage revision reconstruction

Magda Rizer, Gregory Brian Foremny, Augustus Rush, Adam D. Singer, Michael Baraga, Lee Kaplan, Jean Jose

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Abstract

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions have increased over the past 25 years. The increased incidence of ACL reconstructions has translated into a larger number of graft failures and revision ACL procedures. It is important to understand the causes of graft failure when evaluating for a revision ACL reconstruction and to appreciate changes in tunnel anatomy over time prior to planning revision surgery. In this manuscript, tunnel size for ACL reconstruction and implications for single-stage versus two-stage revision ACL reconstruction will be discussed, as well as causes of tunnel enlargement, including mechanical and biological factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalSkeletal Radiology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Nov 24 2016

Keywords

  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Anterior cruciate ligament revision
  • Graft failure
  • Radiographic findings
  • Single-stage revision
  • Tunnel enlargement
  • Two-stage revision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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