GraftLink® Technique

The GraftLink technique provides the ultimate in anatomic, minimally invasive, and reproducible ACL reconstruction. Used in combination with anatomic guides, the FlipCutter® III drill allows independent femoral and tibial "retrodrilling" to create sockets while maintaining the cortices to maximize fixation. Femoral and tibial TightRope® II implants, with a proprietary 5-point locking system, make the GraftLink technique the most reproducible ACL reconstruction available.

  • Anatomic: Independent tibial and femoral socket preparation with FlipCutter III reamer and/or low-profile reamers facilitate unconstrained placement of the ACL graft.
  • Minimally Invasive: Socket preparation with the FlipCutter III reamer limits soft-tissue dissection and helps preserve bone and periosteum.
  • Reproducible: The GraftPro® graft preparation system simplifies graft preparation; the tapered graft and adjustable ACL TightRope II buttons facilitate graft passing, fine tuning of graft depth, and graft tensioning from the femoral and tibial sides.
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The GraftLink technique provides the ultimate in anatomic, minimally invasive, and reproducible ACL reconstruction. Used in combination with anatomic guides, the FlipCutter® III drill allows independent femoral and tibial "retrodrilling" to create sockets while maintaining the cortices to maximize fixation. Femoral and tibial TightRope® II implants, with a proprietary 5-point locking system, make the GraftLink technique the most reproducible ACL reconstruction available.

  • Anatomic: Independent tibial and femoral socket preparation with FlipCutter III reamer and/or low-profile reamers facilitate unconstrained placement of the ACL graft.
  • Minimally Invasive: Socket preparation with the FlipCutter III reamer limits soft-tissue dissection and helps preserve bone and periosteum.
  • Reproducible: The GraftPro® graft preparation system simplifies graft preparation; the tapered graft and adjustable ACL TightRope II buttons facilitate graft passing, fine tuning of graft depth, and graft tensioning from the femoral and tibial sides.
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Educational Resources and Products

GraftLink® ACL Reconstruction Using TightRope® II Implant for the InternalBrace™ Technique

Patrick A. Smith, MD
Surgical Technique Videos | 16:11 | English | 10/25/2021 | VID1-001492-en-US B

GraftLink® ACL Reconstruction With ACL TightRope® II Implant for InternalBrace™ Technique

Surgical Technique Guides | English | 06/30/2021 | LT2-00120-EN A
ACL GraftLink® Technique Using the InternalBrace™ Procedure
Patrick A. Smith, MD
Surgical Technique Videos | 14:36 | English | 11/09/2021 | VID1-00375-en-US B
Introduction to the TightRope® II Implant
Surgical Technique Animations | 02:36 | English | 05/18/2021 | AN1-000282-en-US B
GraftLink® PCL Reconstruction Using TightRope® II Implant With InternalBrace™ Technique
Thomas M. DeBerardino, MD
Surgical Technique Videos | 18:24 | English | 06/30/2021 | VID1-001858-en-US A
GraftLink® Technique Using FiberTape® Suture for the InternalBrace™ Technique
Surgical Technique Animations | 03:43 | English | 08/17/2022 | AN1-00371-en-US B
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Surgical Technique Videos (10)

GraftLink® ACL Reconstruction Using the InternalBrace™ Technique
Steve E. Jordan, MD | Adam Anz, MD
08:26 | English | 11/29/2021 | VID1-01435-en-US B
ACL GraftLink® Technique Using the InternalBrace™ Procedure
Patrick A. Smith, MD
14:36 | English | 11/09/2021 | VID1-00375-en-US B
GraftLink® ACL Reconstruction Using TightRope® II Implant for the InternalBrace™ Technique
Patrick A. Smith, MD
16:11 | English | 10/25/2021 | VID1-001492-en-US B
GraftLink® PCL Reconstruction Using TightRope® II Implant With InternalBrace™ Technique
Thomas M. DeBerardino, MD
18:24 | English | 06/30/2021 | VID1-001858-en-US A
GraftLink® All-Inside ACL/PCL Reconstruction
Bruce A. Levy, MD
13:11 | English | 05/16/2018 | VID1-00827-EN E
Single-Anteromedial Bundle Biological Augmentation (SAMBBA) Technique using GraftLink®
Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, MD
05:38 | English | 12/08/2016 | VID1-00461-EN B
Six Strand GraftLink ® Preparation
Frank R. Noyes, MD
11:41 | English | 06/30/2015 | VID1-00423-EN A
iBalance® UKA with Concomitant GraftLink® ACL Reconstruction
Thomas M. DeBerardino, MD
37:50 | English | 09/17/2014 | VID1-00112-EN A
All-Inside PCL Reconstruction: Using the PCL GraftLink®
Bruce A. Levy, MD
Surgical Technique Videos | 12:58 | English | 06/05/2014 | VID1-00028-EN A
Continuous Loop GraftLink® Preparation Using #2 FiberWire® with Straight Needle
Surgical Technique Videos | 04:22 | English | 03/07/2014 | VID1-00113-EN A

Surgical Technique Animations (3)

Introduction to the TightRope® II Implant
02:36 | English | 05/18/2021 | AN1-000282-en-US B
GraftLink® Technique
03:26 | English | 03/22/2016 | AN1-00136-EN B

Surgical Technique Guides (13)

Allograft GraftLink® Construct
English | 02/18/2020 | LT1-0174-EN E
GraftLink® PCL Reconstruction
English | 12/02/2019 | LT1-0103-EN E
Continuous Loop GraftLink® ACL Reconstruction
English | 06/04/2015 | LT1-0167-EN B
GraftLink para PCL
Surgical Technique Guides | Spanish | 10/23/2014 | LT1-0103-ES A
Reparación primaria del LCA
Surgical Technique Guides | Spanish | 08/22/2014 | LT1-0151-ES A
TightRope® Attachable-Button-System (ABS) All-Inside® ACL-Rekonstruktion
Surgical Technique Guides | German | 12/02/2013 | LT1-0158-DE A
ACL-Rekonstruktion mit TightRope® DB
Surgical Technique Guides | German | 12/02/2013 | LT1-0178-DE A
Reconstrucción del LCA con ACL TightRope® DB
Surgical Technique Guides | Spanish | 06/02/2011 | LT0178-ES B

Brochures (1)

TightRope® Attachable Button System
English | 08/29/2018 | LB1-00056-EN C

Miscellaneous (2)

Outcomes Reports (3)

Presentation Videos (11)

Improving Outcomes in Multiligament Reconstruction
Bruce A. Levy, MD
10:25 | English | 05/18/2020 | VID1-000981-en-US A
QuadLink™ and GraftLink® ACL Reconstruction
J. Lee Pace, MD
16:40 | English | 07/30/2019 | VID1-000350-en-US A
GraftLink® Technique for Multiligament Knee Reconstruction
Bruce A. Levy, MD
09:48 | English | 04/04/2017 | VPT1-00829-EN A
Advances in ACL Graft Fixation
Asheesh Bedi, MD
11:53 | English | 03/30/2017 | VPT1-00796-EN A
GraftLink® Technique Research and Outcomes
Patrick A. Smith, MD
09:45 | English | 03/13/2017 | VPT1-00821-EN A
GraftLink® ACL Reconstruction Clinical Outcomes in Young Athletes
Frank A. Cordasco, MD, MS
12:11 | English | 03/22/2016 | VPT1-00634-EN A
iBalance® UKA with GraftLink® ACL Reconstruction
Thomas M. DeBerardino, MD
11:02 | English | 03/22/2016 | VPT1-00627-EN A
All-Inside GraftLink® PCL Reconstruction
Michael J. Stuart, MD
16:10 | English | 06/24/2015 | VPT1-00537-EN A
ACL/PCL Graft Options and Preparation
Professor Adrian Wilson, BSC, FRCS, MBBS
Presentation Videos | 05:26 | English | 09/05/2014 | VPT1-00262-EN A
ACL/PCL TriLink
Professor Adrian Wilson, BSC, FRCS, MBBS
Presentation Videos | 10:27 | English | 05/13/2014 | VPT1-00191 A
The GraftLink® Technique Learning Curve
David Schmidt, MD
Presentation Videos | 05:16 | English | 03/24/2014 | VPT1-00194-EN A

Product Demonstrations (2)

Assembly of the ACL TightRope® II BTB and Open ABS Implants
Justin Boyle
03:26 | English | 07/20/2021 | VID1-002610-en-US A
GraftPro™ Graft Preparation System
05:30 | English | 05/25/2016 | VID1-00758-EN A

SOS Graphs (1)

Scientific Updates (1)

GraftLink® Technique Scientific Update
English | 10/26/2021 | LA1-00039-EN J

White Papers (7)

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