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ACE Report #11373
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

AAOS2019: Significantly more tibial widening in hamstring graft vs. BPTB graft in ACL reconstruction

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Tibial Tunnel Widening Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Retrospective Seven-Year Study Evaluating the Effects of Initial Graft Tensioning and Graft Selection

Contributing Authors: BC Fleming BD Owens MJ Hulstyn RM Shalvoy GJ Badger P Fadale S Defroda NP Karamchedu SL Bokshan

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


90 patients undergoing an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) with either a bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) or hamstring (HS) autograft were randomized to receive the graft with high tension (AP laxity of knee over-constrained by 2mm) or low tension (normal tension). Outcomes of interest included tibial tunnel diameter and patient reported outcomes (KOOS; SF-12 v2 health questionnair...

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