bone-patellar tendon-bone


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bone–patellar tendon–bone

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B-PT-B

An autologous graft used to repair a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. It consists of the central portion of the patellar tendon linked to a segment of bone taken from the patella (colloquially the kneecap) and a segment extracted from the tibia (the shin).
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A meta-analysis of hamstring autografts versus bone-patellar tendon-bone autografts for reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament.
Anterior cruciate ligament replacement: comparison of bone-patellar tendon-bone grafts with two strand hamstring grafts.
A prospective comparison of bone-patellar tendon-bone and hamstring tendon grafts for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in male patients.
Local autograft donor sites include the central third of the biceps tendon, the iliotibial band, hamstring tendons, and bone-patellar tendon-bone complex.
Latimer and associates (63) described a bone-patellar tendon-bone construct for LCL insufficiency in which one aspect of the graft is fixed to the isometric point of the lateral femoral condyle; the other graft end is inserted into the fibular head.
In the resorbable bone-patellar tendon-bone (BTB) fixation device segment, there is also a growing shift away from polymer-based materials towards composite devices -- in this case interference screws," says Kevin Flewwelling, Manager of MRG's Orthopedics division.
Although the bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft (BPTB) is considered by some to be the gold standard for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, the morbidity associated with its harvesting has led to the use of different graft options such as the quadrupled hamstring tendon graft.