Combined Reconstruction of the Medial Collateral Ligament and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Using Ipsilateral Quadriceps Tendon–Bone and Bone–Patellar Tendon–Bone Autografts

Iftach Hetsroni, Gideon Mann

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Abstract

The exclusive autograft choice for medial collateral ligament (MCL) reconstruction that has been described until today is the semitendinosus tendon. However, this has some potential disadvantages in a knee with combined MCL–anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, including weakening of the hamstring's anterior restraining action in an already ACL-injured knee and nonanatomic distal MCL graft insertion when leaving the semitendinosus insertion intact at the pes anserinus during reconstruction. Moreover, because some surgeons prefer to use the hamstring for autologous ACL reconstruction, the contralateral uninjured knee hamstring needs to be harvested as a graft source for the MCL reconstruction if autografts and not allografts are the surgeons’ preference. We describe a technique for performing combined reconstruction of the MCL and ACL using ipsilateral quadriceps tendon–bone and bone–patellar tendon–bone autografts. This technique of MCL reconstruction spares the hamstring tendons and benefits from the advantage provided by bone-to-bone healing on the femur with distal and proximal MCL tibial fixation that closely reproduces the native MCL tibia insertion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e579-e587
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2016

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