Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament constitutes a major disability
in young athletes and those patients with persistent disabling instability
who have failed to respond to conservative treatment. A new method of
reconstruction by means of semitendinsous tenodesis was used in five
patients with satisfactory end results after an average follow-up of 21.4
months. Limited clinical experience indicates that with this method less
anteroposterior instability persists than with other methods.