How to Perform an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Iliotibial Band Tenodesis

How to Perform an ACL Reconstruction with Iliotibial Band Tenodesis

Iliotibial band (ITB) tenodesis is established as an effective means of improving anterolateral stability after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Appropriate for certain competitive athletes, individuals receiving an allograft, and others who are at increased risk of graft failure, ITB tenodesis involves passing a slip of the ITB into the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) and then rerouting the ITB anteriorly for fixation at a site anterior and proximal to the right lateral femoral epicondyle.

Orthopaedic surgeons who would like to learn more about ITB tenodesis and other contemporary procedures can do so at the FORE/AANA World Series of Live Surgery conference held annually in Chicago.

Attend the FORE/AANA World Series of Live Surgery Conference

Organized in joint providership with the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), the FORE/AANA World Series of Live Surgery gives orthopaedic specialists a unique opportunity to watch real-time demonstrations of more than 10 sports medicine-related procedures, including ITB tenodesis. Expert surgeons will perform these procedures over a live video broadcast while providing step-by-step narration of the processes they follow and sharing useful information regarding:

  • Indications for surgery
  • Patient positioning
  • Surgical techniques
  • Instruments needed for the procedures

In addition to ITB tenodesis, the FORE/AANA World Series of Live Surgery will show real-time demonstrations of many other knee, shoulder, and hip procedures performed by orthopaedic surgeons specializing in sports medicine, including:

  • Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization
  • Single- and double-row rotator cuff repairs
  • Superior capsular reconstruction
  • Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction
  • Hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)

Want Additional Training in Sports Medicine?

Given the high level of interest in how new techniques and technologies can improve treatment outcomes for athletes, FORE offers 2 other conferences each year dedicated exclusively to sports medicine:

Detroit Regional Sports Medicine Symposium

Treatment plans that incorporate a multi-specialty, multi-faceted approach often prove most effective in addressing sports-related injuries. For this reason, FORE’s annual Detroit Regional Sports Medicine Symposium draws from a variety of medical specialties and sub-specialties to educate attendees on the latest treatment recommendations for managing sports and musculoskeletal injuries. The course pairs didactic presentations with multiple live surgery demonstrations to give attendees an in-depth understanding of the subject material being presented.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Shoulder arthroplasty in young patients
  • Hand and wrist soft tissue injuries
  • Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries
  • Risk factors for ACL reconstruction failure
  • Solutions for anterior knee pain
  • Labral tears of the hip
  • Achilles tendon repairs

Baseball Sports Medicine: Game-Changing Concepts

Orthopaedic professionals who treat baseball players can benefit greatly from continuing education that explores current concepts in orthopaedics within the context of baseball sports medicine. This specialized training is the focus of FORE’s popular Baseball Sports Medicine conference, which provides attendees who treat baseball players at the professional, collegiate, and youth levels with the latest information on treatment options, prevention strategies, and rehabilitation protocols. The course is held annually in New York City.

Through a series of didactic presentations and case-based scenarios, this conference will cover many current areas of interest, including:

  • Shoulder throwing biomechanics
  • Preseason and in-season workouts
  • Current concepts in workload monitoring
  • Physical examinations of the shoulder and elbow
  • Knee injuries and rehabilitation
  • Adolescent pitching mechanics and pitch counts
  • Outcomes of UCL reconstruction

Register Today

If you’re interested in attending the FORE/AANA World Series of Live Surgery conference or any of our other upcoming courses, we recommend registering soon to reserve your place. Please contact FORE by phone at (813) 877-8096 or by email at if you have any questions.