BTB is an abbreviation of bone-tendon-bone, and refers to a ligament graft where each end of the harvested graft is attached to bone.

 

Patellar tendon graft

Usually this means a graft from the patellar tendon, where one end has a piece of bone from the patella and the other end has a peice of bone from the tibia.

Synonyms: 
B-PT-B
-

Cruciate ligament reconstruction

A surgeon discussion about whether or not one really needs to reconstruct a torn cruciate ligament.

Graft options in revision ACL

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

-

CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Basics: Bone–Patellar Tendon–Bone Autograft Harvest. Frank RM, Higgins J, Bernardoni E, Cvetanovich G, Bush-Joseph CA, Verma NN and Bach BR, Jr. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Aug; 6(4): e1189–e1194.


See also -