Recent advancements in orthopaedic devices have instilled a renewed interest in repair of the anterior cruciate ligament. Biological augmentation of the repair has also recently been investigated with the hopes of improving repair outcomes and improving biological healing. The advent of needle arthroscopy allows for potentially decreased recovery times and potentially reduced complication rates compared with traditional arthroscopy. The purpose of this article is to present a percutaneous technique to repair the anterior cruciate ligament with suture tape augmentation while also augmenting with the biological byproducts from the native effusion using needle arthroscopy.
Daggett M, Busch K, Ferretti A, Monaco E, Bruni G, Saithna A. Percutaneous Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair With Needle Arthroscopy and Biological Augmentation. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2021; 10(2). doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2020.10.006.