There are an estimated , ACL repairs in the US each year: most ACL tears occurs from noncontact injuries. The % of the knee ligament injuries. Among femoral cortical suspension devices, the EndoButton CL . to confirm the position of the EndoButton after ACL reconstruction (Fig 3). One device used for femoral fixation of ACL grafts is the EndoButton Continuous Loop (Smith & Nephew. Endoscopy, Andover, Mass). This device has been well.

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Other injuries, including osteochondral lesions and meniscal tears, are managed concomitantly depending on their severity. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. In general, suspension of the EndoButton over soft tissue, such as the ITB, was weaker than that on the femoral cortex. Despite a lack of similar methods, however, the results encobutton at present work were similar with others from literature Ahmad et al.

Over the top or endobutton for ACL reconstruction?

The diameter of Cross-Pin is higher than Endotape, increasing the volume when the tendon loops. There was no significant difference between Bio Cross-Pin failure loading: The force x displacement curves was used to calculate these variables because we are ensobutton focusing the graft strain but the mechanical behavior of the whole system bone-graft-implant. The Journal of Arthroscopic Related Surgery.

Introduction The anterior cruciate ligament ACL replacement with hamstring graft has been widely performed with positive results. Therefore, to evaluate the Cross-Pin and EndoButton performance for femoral fixation we apply the load directly on the graft.

The Endotape rupture was the most common failure mode.

The laxity at cyclic test was lower, and the linear stiffness was higher than those for EndoButton. Reduce the migrated EndoButton to the proper position, and fit the EndoButton to the lateral cortex of the knee by pulling the graft on the tibial side.

EndoButton and Cross-pin are techniques based on different mechanical principles. Open in a separate window. Journal of Arthroscopy endobuyton Related Surgery. Part II – Tibial site.

Therefore, enobutton results do not warrant comparison to a clinical situation. The procedure was endobufton accurate for the purposes of this study, in accordance with clinical practice Kousa et al. However, the Bio Cross-Pin performance was the best. Statistical analysis A two-way split-plot ANOVA was used fixation technique — between factor; and displacement by cycles — within factor to test laxity during cyclic loading.


Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology. Some surgeons have recommended the use of intraoperative fluoroscopy to assess the position of the button and its relation to the femoral cortex.

The EndoButton was pulled out of the bone tunnel with plastic deformation of the button and left intact the Endotape in 2 cases. Injury to arteries, such as the lateral superior genicular artery, is possible. This Technical Note describes an arthroscopic technique to prevent migration of the EndoButton using a femoral guide pin incision on the lateral aspect of the femur as an endoscopic portal. The slippage of the graft-fixation device interface was measured indirectly through the graft lengthening after 20,and load cycles.

Biomechanical comparison of Cross-Pin and Endobutton femoral fixation of a flexor tendon graft for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction – A porcine femur-graft-tibia complex study. The Cross-Pin is an intra-articular device that traverses the joint and is stabilized with one tip fixed to the cortical wall and the other fixed inside cancellous bone. However, the interpretation of implant performance at femoral site testing the whole complex may be difficult since that the fixation on the tibia fail before that on femur fails Shen et al.

This technique requires careful cleaning of the soft tissue over the lateral cortex of the femur. All of the constructs, therefore, can be considered to be secure enough for their intended use. Mechanical testing Immediately after the graft fixation, each femur was clamped to a custom device with bone cement Axl and screws.

The specimens were kept moistened by spraying with physiological solution 0. In two cases, the button pulled out the bone tunel with visible plastic deformation. A Vulcan probe can also be inserted through the same portal to help manipulate and fit the EndoButton into the proper position at the lateral cortex of the femur by pulling the graft on the tibial side Fig 2 D and E.

Associated Data Supplementary Materials Video 1 After passage of the anterior cruciate ligament ACL graft through the tibial tunnel, the position of the EndoButton is confirmed by fluoroscopy after the EndoButton is felt to be flipped in a right knee. The ack point, however, is different. Success of surgery is totally dependent on the ability of the implant to secure the graft inside the bone tunnel endlbutton complete graft integration. This technique may assist surgeons in understanding how to deal with and potentially avoid EndoButton migration during anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.


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endobbutton Clinical Biomechanics Bristol, Avon. Care is taken to ensure that the femoral and tibial tunnels are created anatomically in every patient. How to cite this article. The mean displacement at ultimate failure load and displacement at yield load for Bio Cross-Pin was significantly lower than EndoButton. Physical therapy, consisting of exercise without resistance, to improve range of motion is initiated immediately after surgery.

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The use of the autograft instead of an artificial graft was preferred to mimic the clinical practice of use a graft accl from the patient. In the present approach, the yield load is assumed to be the last point of linear region of load-displacement curve. Studies in animal models endobuttn been widely realized to understand the biomechanical performance of several devices to fix the hamstring tendons in the femoral side in ACL reconstruction.

Both are able to support the immediate post-operative loading applied N.

Services on Demand Journal. Therefore, the best way to assess the Bio Cross-Pin and EndoButton performance is to apply the loading directly at the graft. The free end of the graft was fixed in the load cell leaving a gage length of 30 mm to mimic the human intra articular ACL length Endobuttn 3.

Confirm the migration of the EndoButton to the lateral cortex of the knee through the LF portal. The Endobutton showed a yield point very close to the failure load when the endotape broke Figure 5.

The laxity is related to loss of fixation by elongation of the graft, graft slippage, and endobuhton deformation of device. Make an LF portal by longitudinally extending the guide pin incision.