Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

Salas AP, Benavente-Fuentes R, Garza-Moreno CA, González-Aguilar JL
The boyfriend catcher. A useful, easy and safe technique to harvest the semitendinous and gracilis autograft for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Acta Ortop Mex 2013; 27 (2)

Language: Español
References: 11
Page: 92-96
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Harvesting the semitendinousgracilis autograft has always been a challenge. Numerous techniques have been described, most of them using a needle. The boyfriend catcher technique or hitch is a quick, useful, safe and needlefree technique that does not harm the tendon and avoids punctures.

Key words: arthroscopy, knee, reconstruction, anterior cruciate ligament, technique, autologous graft.


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