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Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
Print version ISSN 0102-3616
ZEKCER, Ari; SILVA, Ricardo Soares da and CARNEIRO FILHO, Mario. Anatomical ACL reconstruction with double bundle: first 40 cases. Rev. bras. ortop. [online]. 2011, vol.46, n.3, pp.262-265. ISSN 0102-3616. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-36162011000300005.
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the technique of anatomical reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) with double beam, the learning curve and preliminary results. METHODS: Forty patients with ACL injury underwent reconstruction with anatomical double-bundle, using the semitendinosus tendon to remake the band anterior medial (AM) and gracile to remake the band posterior lateral (PL) of the knee. RESULTS: We had two cases of limitation of extension, and in one of them were necessary to perform arthroscopic artrolise, and one case of deep vein thrombosis. CONCLUSION: ACL reconstruction with double bundle proved feasible, despite having a higher learning curve, and the advantages of the proposed technique still must be proven compared to the single-beam technique.
Keywords : Anterior Cruciate Ligament [injuries]; Anterior Cruciate Ligament [surgery]; Orthopedic Procedures; Postoperative Complications.