Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 6 Issue 2

Arthroscopic Suture Augmentation with Laxity Anterior Cruciate Ligament: A Case Report with Video Illustration

Yusuf Omar Qalib1,2*, Srinivasa Reddy Medagam1, Lokesh Kumar Gupta1 and Sunil Dachepalli1

1Department of Orthopaedics, Yashoda Hospitals, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2Department of Orthopaedics, the Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhuhai, Guangdong, China

*Corresponding Author: Yusuf Omar Qalib, Department of Orthopaedics, Yashoda Hospitals, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Received: December 19, 2022; Published: January 24, 2023


We describe a suture tape augmentation technique for tightening the lax primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Due to advances in arthroscopic technique and understanding of the ACL's healing process, ACL augmentation can be used as an alternative treatment for lax ACL. This procedure aims to preserve the native ACL and provide more feasible options for the lax ACL, enhancing ligament strength, knee stability, and function. A 34-year-old female presented to our outpatient clinic with a left knee ACL lax that was treated with arthroscopic ACL suture augmentation and meniscal repair without postoperative complications. Before deciding on ACL tightening surgery, intraoperative ligament probing is required to determine the grade of laxity. This article aims to illustrate the lax ACL tightening technique using augmentation to avoid unnecessary ACL reconstruction and simplify the surgical procedure. With video illustrations, this article will also help orthopaedic surgeons attain effective outcomes.

Keywords: Anterior Cruciate Ligament; ACL Laxity; Partial Tear; Arthroscopy; Case Report


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Citation: Yusuf Omar Qalib., et al. “Arthroscopic Suture Augmentation with Laxity Anterior Cruciate Ligament: A Case Report with Video Illustration”.Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 6.2 (2023): 56-60.


Copyright: © 2023 Yusuf Omar Qalib., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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