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Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery

Transpatellar “central” portal for an arthroscopic hamstring tendon graft reconstruction of the Anterior cruciate ligament

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Author Details : Madan Ballal, Pavankumar Chebbi, Sathish Kumar S

Volume : 3, Issue : 1, Year : 2017

Article Page : 84-86

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Purpose to evaluate the efficacy of central poartal in the reconstruction of AM and PL ACL bundle reconstruction as a viewing portal.
Methods: This study was conducted on series of 55 patients operated for ACL ruptures, using the central portal technique, from September 2012 to March 2014, with a one year follow up till March 2015. Double bundle ACL reconstruction was performed in 6 patients, selective bundle in 4 patients and single bundle in 45 patients of which 7 were revision ACL reconstruction.
Results: Out of the 55 knees we operated using the central portal two patients complained of anterior knee pain, none of the patients had patellar tendon adhesions and/or ruptures.
Conclusion: Central portal provides a excellent visualization for anatomical placement of AM and PL bundles during ACL reconstruction and may reduce incidence of improper tunnel position during ACL reconstruction with no significant complication associated with the transtendinious approach.

Three portal ACL, Transpatellar portal, Gillquist portal, Hamstring ACL reconstruction, Central portal

How to cite : Ballal M, Chebbi P, Sathish Kumar S, Transpatellar “central” portal for an arthroscopic hamstring tendon graft reconstruction of the Anterior cruciate ligament. Indian J Orthop Surg 2017;3(1):84-86

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