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ACE Report #4948
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

ISAKOS: Complications after ACL reconstruction with PT, HT, DB autografts are common

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

A Detailed Prospective and Blinded Analysis of Complications/Adverse Events in Patients Having ACL Reconstruction

Contributing Authors: N Mohtadi RS Humphrey DS Chan E Oddone Paolucci

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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.


330 patients were randomized to undergo anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with either a patellar tendon (PT), a quadruple-stranded hamstring (HT), or a double-bundle hamstring (DB) autograft, to compare incidence of post-operative adverse effects between surgical methods. Following assessments over a 2 year period, results indicated that 13% of patients repeat surgery. Repeat surgery...

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