Moutzouros V, and Jildeh TR. Hybrid Remnant-Sparing Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair-Reconstruction. Arthrosc Tech 2021; 10(7):e1717-e1721.
In anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, the remnant ACL is often debrided in an effort to improve visualization of patient anatomy and reduce surgical difficulty. However, retention of the tibial remnant of a torn ACL theoretically portends several advantages. These include preservation of knee proprioception and mechanoreceptors, an enhanced biological environment for healing, and accelerated revascularization and ligamentization of the graft. Despite these advantages, it is not a widely adopted practice and the optimal technique is still subject to debate. The purpose of this technical note is to describe our preferred technique for performing hybrid ACL reconstruction with remnant incorporation.