Anterior Cruciate Ligament Revision Surgery Associated to Lateral Collateral and Anterolateral Ligaments Reconstruction With Single Achilles Tendon Allograft and Single Femoral Tunnel

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Lateral collateral ligament (LC) injuries that go unnoticed when associated with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear can increase stress forces on the ACL graft causing its failure. Furthermore, it is a main stabilizer to varus stress and external rotation. On the other hand, the reinforcement of anterolateral structures during ACL reconstruction has regained popularity in recent years, because evidence has shown that it increases the control of rotational laxity and decreases ACL graft failures, especially in revision surgery. The present article shows a technique to perform an ACL reconstruction, associated with the reconstruction of the LCL and of the anterolateral ligament using a single Achilles tendon allograft, which is split after the fixation of the ACL graft into two fascicles.
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Posterolateral corner, Knee