Subchondral Microfracture of Tibia After Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery Reconstruction
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The arthroscopic anterior cruciate (ACL) ligament reconstruction surgery is widespread. The creation of the tibial tunnel, retrograde or antegrade, is not consensual. A cadaveric study demonstrated tibial subchondral microfractures in the group "antegrade tibial tunnel" unlike group "retrograde tibial tunnel." To our knowledge, no clinical evaluation was performed. The investigators hypothesize that retrograde drilling will cause less local bone injury than antegrade drilling in creation of the tibial tunnel for ACL reconstruction.
Condition or disease
Anterior Cruciate Ligament ReconstructionSubchondral Microfractures of Tibia
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
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Primary arthroscopic reconstruction surgery of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament tear
arthroscopic reconstruction surgery of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament tear
previous reconstruction of ACL
associated lesions (meniscal tear, other ligament...)