Successful anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with tendon graft requires extensive tendon-to-bone healing in the bone tunnels and progressive graft ligamentization for biological, structural, and functional recovery of the ACL. Improvement in graft-to-bone healing is crucial for facilitating early, aggressive rehabilitation after surgery to ensure an early return to pre-injury activity levels. The use of various biomaterials for enhancing the healing of tendon grafts in bone tunnels has been developed. With the biological enhancement of tendon-to-bone healing, biological fixation of the tendon graft in the tunnel can be achieved in ACL reconstruction.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2014|
- Anterior cruciate ligament
- Biological fixation
- Graft healing
- Tendon graft