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ACE Report #503
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Double-Bundle Versus Single-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction


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

Double-Bundle Versus Single-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Randomized Clinical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study With 2-Year Follow-up

The American Journal of Sports Medicine; 2011; 39;1615-1622

Contributing Authors: P Suomalainen AS Moisala A Paakkala P Kannus T Järvelä

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Synopsis

153 patients with anterior cruciate ligament ruptures were randomized to receive repair based upon the single bundle (SB) technique or double bundle (DB) technique. The results from 2 year follow-up indicated that there were no significant differences in knee or stability scores between the two groups. However, it was found that the SB group had significantly more failures and invisible grafts.

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