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Top tips for RIGIDfix femoral fixation

      Abstract

      The use of pin fixation for grafts in the femoral tunnel in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is becoming more popular. The transtibial stiff femoral guides are necessary to ensure that the pins fix the graft. However, the cross pins can sometimes miss the femoral tunnel. As a result of some technical problems that we encountered, we introduced an extra step in the technique of the Mitek RIGIDfix ACL Graft Fixation System (Mitek Products, Ethicon, Edinburgh, UK). This article suggests some tips for fixing problems that arise in cases in which the graft is accidentally missed with the cross pins.

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