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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2011, Article ID 349230, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/349230
Case Report

Complications Using Bioabsorbable Cross-Pin Femoral Fixation: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY 10003, USA
2Department of Radiology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY 10016, USA

Received 3 June 2011; Accepted 19 July 2011

Academic Editors: R. Dammers and S. Yalcin

Copyright © 2011 Saqib Hasan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The use of bioabsorbable cross-pin transcondylar fixation has remained a viable option for femoral fixation in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Although numerous biomechanical studies have demonstrated high fixation strength and minimal slippage with use of this method of fixation, there have been increasing reports of a variety of clinical complications associated with these implants. We reviewed the literature for all complications associated with the Bio-TransFix implant and present a case report of a patient status after ACL reconstruction using Bio-TransFix cross-pin femoral fixation with iliotibial band friction syndrome from a broken cross-pin four month post-operatively.