Acute injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament are often associated with concurrent injuries to the structures of the anterolateral complex, specifically the anterolateral ligament. Some injury patterns of the anterior cruciate ligament involve tearing of the majority of the ligament from the femoral origin, leaving a large, viable ligament remnant. In these patients, a repair of the anterior cruciate ligament back to the femoral origin can be undertaken. Subsequently, percutaneous repair of the anterolateral ligament can be performed through anatomical, percutaneous suture tape augmentation. The combined technique of anterior cruciate ligament repair with anterolateral ligament reinforcement is presented.
Monaco E, Mazza D, Daggett M, Marzilli F, Annibaldi A, Carrozzo A, Ferretti A. Acute Primary Repair of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament With Anterolateral Ligament Augmentation. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2021; 10(6). doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2021.03.007.