Hamstring graft preparation using a modified rolling hitch technique

Chih Kai Hong, Chih Hsun Chang, Chen Hao Chiang, I. Ming Jou, Wei Ren Su

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Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using double-looped hamstring autograft is a common procedure in orthopaedic practice. However, during placement of the running, locking stitches at each end of the harvested tendons, the surgeon may face several potential obstacles, including the risk of damaging the tendon, predisposing the surgeon to needle-stick injury, and extended time consumption. We report a modified rolling hitch technique for hamstring graft preparation that is quick, cost-saving, and needleless as an alternative method. The original rolling hitch technique uses a traditional knot that attaches a rope to an object; the modified rolling hitch technique was created by adding 1 more turn before finishing with a half-hitch, which may prevent suture slippage off the tendon, thus providing sufficient fixation of the suture-tendon construct.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e321-e324
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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