Technical note| Volume 21, ISSUE 8, P1013.e1-1013.e2, August 2005

Simple Solution for Failure of Trailing Sutures When Using the EndoButton in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: The “Rescue Rein”


      In this article, we introduce the technique of adding a second suture in the distal hole of the EndoButton. This suture, the “Rescue Rein,” is kept with the graft and is a simple solution for recovering the graft during anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction when the EndoButton becomes jammed within the femoral tunnel and the trailing sutures cannot be removed.

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