Bioabsorbable interference screws in ACL reconstruction

Derek B. Purcell, J. R. Rudzki, Rick W. Wright

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the bioabsorbable interference screws currently available for graft fixation in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. A brief review of the literature regarding the use of bioabsorbable interference screws is included. The screw design, insertion technique, graft options, and various manufactured sizes for each screw are addressed. Relevant screw characteristics to consider include availability of guidewire, tap, and tunnel notching devices to ease insertion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-187
Number of pages8
JournalOperative Techniques in Sports Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2004


  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Bioabsorbable
  • Interference fixation


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