The tibial tunnel refers to the drill hole on the tibia through which a replacement anterior cruciate ligament is threaded during an ACL reconstruction.

single-bundle ACL graft
Single-bundle ACL reconstruction with a single tibial tunnel and single femoral tunnel.
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Dr (Mr) Pal Trikha explains the issues of single- versus double-bundle ACL reconstruction

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FORUM DISCUSSIONS

ACL Recon OS used staples instead of screws because of soft bones ??

Bone tunnel widening?


CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Morphological changes in tibial tunnels after anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with hamstring tendon graft. Ohori T, Mae T, Shino K, Tachibana Y, Sugamoto K, Yoshikawa H and Nakata K. J Exp Orthop. 2017 Dec; 4: 30.

Tibial tunnel enlargement after anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with a bone-patellar tendon-bone graft. Part 1: Morphological change in the tibial tunnel. Ohori T, Mae T, Shino K, Tachibana Y, Yoshikawa H and Nakata K. J Orthop Sci. 2019 Jan 29. pii: S0949-2658(19)30012-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jos.2019.01.004. [Epub ahead of print]


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