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ACE Report #2909
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Anatomical double bundle ACL repair provides best functional and stability results


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

Prospective Randomized Clinical Evaluation of Conventional Single-Bundle, Anatomic Single-Bundle, and Anatomic Double-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: 281 Cases With 3- to 5-Year Follow-up

Am J Sports Med. 2012 Mar;40(3):512-20. Epub 2011 Nov 15

Contributing Authors: M Hussein CF van Eck A Cretnik D Dinevski FH Fu

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Synopsis

320 patients requiring anterior cruciate ligament repair were randomized to three groups to compare two forms of single bundle repair with the anatomical double bundle repair. Patients underwent either conventional single bundle (CSB), anatomical single bundle (ASB), or anatomical double bundle (ADB) repair. Results at a mean follow-up of 51 months indicated that ASB repair provided superior anter...

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