Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

Alonso-Polo MB, De Borja-Sobrón F, Mora F, Vaquero J
Intra-articular migration of a tibial bone block after an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using a bone-tendon-bone graft
Acta Ortop Mex 2017; 31 (6)

Language: Español
References: 10
Page: 304-307
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We report the case of a patient that presented an intra-articular protrusion of the tibial bone block after an arthroscopically-assisted ACL reconstruction using a bone-patellar tendon-bone graft. The divergence between the tunnel and the screw was thought to be the reason of the migration. There are several animal-model studies that evidence a relationship between the decreased fixation of the graft and the tunnel-screw divergence. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of this complication.

Key words: Divergence, tunnel, screw, anterior cruciate ligament.