Anatomic Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
Once the minimally invasive or open incision is made and proper soft-tissue windows are established, use the fibular, tibial, and/or femoral collateral marking hooks for anatomic precision and osseous measurements when drilling the appropriate reconstruction tunnels. Using the femoral collateral marking hook with the parallel drill guide will increase anatomic femoral drilling efficiency by significantly reducing convergent tunnels and allowing for accurate guide pin placement at multiple incremental distances. During tunnel creation, use the spooned ends of the collateral ligament retractor to retract the neurovascular structures and the collateral ligament rasp to chamfer the aperture of the completed reconstruction tunnels. Then use FiberWire® or FiberStick™ suture to pass the prepared grafts and tension to the desired position prior to graft fixation.
Collateral Ligament Graft Fixation
Multiple collateral ligament reconstruction techniques, from aperture fixation using the BioComposite SwiveLock® tenodesis system with biocomposite interference screws to suspensory fixation using TightRope® technology, are available.
Iliotibial Band Tenodesis
The goal of lateral extra-articular augmentation or reconstruction is to eliminate residual laxity and reduce the risk of ACL graft rupture. Two common techniques include iliotibial band (ITB) tenodesis and anterolateral ligament (ALL) reconstruction. These procedures play a role in augmenting rotational stability in the ACL-reconstructed knee. Patients who see the greatest benefit include hyperlax patients, revision cases, pivoting athletes, and those with IKDC Grade III pivot shifts.