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ACE Report #4782
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

BPTB and DLSG grafts for ACL reconstruction: No difference in long-term functional outcome

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

Long-term follow-up of patellar tendon grafts or hamstring tendon grafts in endoscopic ACL reconstructions

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Mar;21(3):576-83. doi: 10.1007/s00167-012-1947-0. Epub 2012 Mar 10

Contributing Authors: T Gifstad A Sole T Strand G Uppheim T Grontvedt JO Drogset

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114 patients were randomized to compare the long-term functional outcomes of two different techniques for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Patients with ACL ruptures received either bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) grafts fixed with metal interference screws or double-looped semitendinosus and gracilis (DLSG) graft fixed with the Bone Mulch Screw and WasherLoc. The assessment at 7 ...

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