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ACE Report #2876
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Double-bundle technique: Less tunnel enlargement on tibial side & no tunnel communication


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Tunnel Enlargement After Double-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Prospective, Randomized Study

Arthroscopy. 2008 Dec;24(12):1349-57. Epub 2008 Oct 1

Contributing Authors: T Jarvela AS Moisala T Paakkala A Paakkala

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Synopsis

60 patients with ACL injury, undergoing ACL reconstruction with hamstring tendons, were randomized to either receive this surgery using a double-bundle technique or a single-bundle technique. The results indicated that the double-bundle technique during ACL reconstruction had less tunnel enlargement on the tibial side and no tunnel communication. However, it is important to note that the double-bu...

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