B-PT-B is an abbreviation for 'bone patellar-tendon bone'.

 

B-PT-B autograft

B-PT-B is the gold standard for a graft for reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. A slice of patellar tendon is harvested from the patient, together with a bit of bone from the patella above and the tibia below - hence the name 'Bone Patellar-Tendon Bone' for the graft construct.

Synonyms: 
BTB
patellar tendon graft
bone tendon bone
bone patellar-tendon bone
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Graft options in revision ACL

ACL reconstruction failure and revisions - Part 7 - by Dr Frank Noyes.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Arthroscopic Anatomic Single-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Bone–Patellar Tendon–Bone Autograft: Pearls for an Accurate Reconstruction. Chahla J, Moatshe G, Cinque ME, Godin J, Mannava S and LaPrade RF. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Aug; 6(4): e1159–e1167.


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