Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Determination of anterior cruciate ligament attachment with radiographic quadrant method to analyze complications following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Year: 2019, volume 15 Issue: №3 Pages: 653-656
Heading: Traumatology and Orthopedics Article type: Original article
Authors: Sadykov R.Sh., Bogatov M.B.
Organization: First Moscow State Medical University n.a. I.M. Sechenov, Saratov State Medical University

Objective: to demonstrate the potential of radiographic quadrant method for defining the correspondence of the administered femoral tunnel to the anatomical anterior cruciate ligament attachment. Material and Methods. We have surveyed 18 patients aged 23 to 36 yo. (mean age 26±2 yo.) who had underwent ACL arthroscopic transtibial plastic reconstruction in 2012-2014, and had post- surgical ACL graft rapture or knee joint instability. All patients had their knee joints X-raid in standard projections. Bernard and Hertel radiographic quadrant method was employed to take lateral view pictures for defining the accuracy of the administered femoral tunnel. Results. In all cases the sites of the administered femoral tunnels did not match ACL anatomic attachments, defined with Bernard and Hertel grid. Conclusion. Radiographic quadrant method of defining ACL anatomic attachments can be used for post-surgery complications analysis.

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