What is iliotibial band tenodesis?
Iliotibial band (ITB) tenodesis is a type of surgical procedure that used in conjunction with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. ACL reconstruction surgery is commonly performed by replacing the damaged ACL with a tendon graft taken from another area of the patient’s own body (autograft) or from a donor (allograft). ITB tenodesis augments the ACL reconstruction, and involves taking a part or strip of the ITB leaving attached to its natural origin on the tibia. The harvested graft is passed beneath the lateral collateral ligament (LCL), and is ultimately secured on the lateral femur on the outer side of the knee. , Iliotibial band tenodesis can be a suitable treatment option in ACL surgery to increase knee stability and create a more stable ACL construct for active patients. ITB Tenodesis is also an effective methodology to use in patient undergoing revision ACL reconstruction. Dr. Riley J. Williams, orthopedic knee surgeon, serving Manhattan, New York City and the surrounding New York boroughs, has extensive experience in ACL surgeries such as iliotibial band tenodesis.