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Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants
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ISSN Print: 1050-6934
ISSN Online: 1940-4379

Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants

DOI: 10.1615/JLongTermEffMedImplants.2013007846
pages 61-65

Sterile Pretibial Cyst Formation Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With a Bioabsorbable Screw

Johnathan A. Bernard
Sports Division, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Jonathan Riguad
Sports Division, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Eric Tan
Sports Division, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Qais Naziri
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA
Bashir A. Zikria
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

ABSTRACT

Sterile pretibial cysts are a complication after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with bioabsorbable screws. We present a case series of sterile pretibial abscesses following ACL reconstruction with bioabsorbable poly-L-lactide (PLLA) screws, including a patient that developed a saphenous neuroma and a patient who underwent ACL reconstruction with tibialis anterior (TA) allograft. Neither of these circumstances has been previously reported in the literature.