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Offline Derek77

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ACL Reco. Fixation devices.
« on: May 30, 2018, 09:53:17 AM »
G'day folks.
Just had my 6 week post op appt (ACLR hamstring graft) and while talking to the OS he mentioned he didn't use any type of screws but used endobuttons for both the femoral and tibial fixations.

I asked why he'd choose not to use screws and he said they are trying to modernise techniques.

Can someone please shed some more light onto this and whether or not it's considered a modern strong and proven method.

Cheers all
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Offline Hill Girl

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Re: ACL Reco. Fixation devices.
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 09:54:49 PM »
Hi there

I'm afraid the only info I can pass on is that I had an endobutton at the femoral end and absorbable screw at the tibial.  This was in March 2017, NHS surgeon.

Best wishes with your rehab, work hard (but carefully).  It will feel early days/a long haul but you will get there!
Mar 2006 ACL rupture skiing.  Bone bruise.  No ACLR - lots of rehab got me back to the hills.

Feb 2016 Medial meniscus bucket handle tear left knee, c75% removed.

ACLR (hamstring autograph) 03/17

Patellofemoral/trochlear wear in the other knee