USE OF THE REFERENCE ANATOMICAL STRUCTURES OF THE FEMORAL INTERCONDYLAR SPACE IN ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION

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Abstract

Purpose: rationale for using bony landmarks of the femoral intercondylar space for an accurate determination of ACL attachment during arthroscopic reconstruction. Material and methods: anatomic research of 57 femur bones in which were studied anterior cruciate ligament femoral footprint, lateral intercondylar ridge and lateral bifurcate ridge. Results: research has shown, that lateral intercondylar ridge was present at 52 supervision (91 %), and its average length was 15.4 ± 0.46 mm; lateral bifurcate ridge was determined in 28 (49 %), which average length was 3.95 ± 0.26 mm. Conclusions: these bone formation can be considered as the reference structure for the identification of the anterior cruciate ligament femoral insertion.

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I. A. Suchilin

Volgograd State Medical University

Author for correspondence.
Email: omnio@mail.ru
Russian Federation

D. A. Malanin

Volgograd State Medical University

Email: malanin67@mail.ru
Russian Federation

A. I. Krayushkin

Volgograd State Medical University

Email: noemail@neicon.ru
Russian Federation

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