Outcome of transtibial AperFix system in anterior cruciate ligament injuries

Gormeli G. , GÖRMELİ C. A. , KARAKAPLAN M. , KORKMAZ M. F. , DILICIKIK U., Gozukara H.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDICS, cilt.49, ss.150-154, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4103/0019-5413.152436
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.150-154


Background: The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the major stabilizing factor of the knee that resist anterior translation, valgus and varus forces. ACL is the most commonly ruptured ligament of the knee. The graft fixation to bone is considered to be the weakest link of the reconstruction. According to the parallel forces to the tibial drill hole and the quality of tibial metaphyseal bone is inferior to femoral bone stock, graft fixation to the tibia is more difficult to secure. AperFix system (Cayenne Medical, Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona, USA) which consists femoral and tibial component that includes bioinert polymer polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is one of the new choice for ACL reconstruction surgery. aim of this study was to assess the clinical outcomes and fixation durability of the AperFix (Cayenne Madical, Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona, USA) system and to determine the effect of patient's age in arthroscopic reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament.