Journal article

Lateral Intercondylar Ridge: Is it a reliable landmark for femoral ACL insertion?: An anatomical study

Rahul Bhattacharyya, Andrew Ker, Quentin Fogg, Simon J Spencer, Jibu Joseph

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SURGERY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Incorrect femoral tunnel placement is the most common cause of graft failure during Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction. A reliable landmark can minimize errors. AIM: To identify whether the Lateral Intercondylar Ridge (LIR) is a consistent anatomical structure and define its relationship with the femoral ACL insertion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Phase 1: we studied 23 femoral dry bone specimens macroscopically. Using a digital microscribe, the medial surface of the lateral femoral condyle was reconstructed (3D) to evaluate whether there was an identifiable bony ridge. Phase 2: 7 cadaveric specimens with intact soft tissues were dissected to identify the femoral ACL inser..

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