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ACE Report #5381
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

ACLR: Similar knee laxity and graft migration using serial dilation or extraction drilling


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

Serial dilation reduces graft slippage compared to extraction drilling in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a randomized controlled trial using radiostereometric analysis

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Mar;19(3):347-54. doi: 10.1007/s00167-010-1220-3. Epub 2010 Aug 3

Contributing Authors: OG Sorensen K Larsen BW Jakobsen S Kold TB Hansen S Taudal B Lund SE Christiansen M Lind K Soballe

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Synopsis

40 patients requiring anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction were randomized to undergo the procedure using either serial dilation (SD) or conventional extraction drilling (ED) of the tibial tunnel. The purpose was to compare the two techniques with respect to graft migration and knee laxity over 24 weeks, assessed using radiostereometric analysis (RSA) and a TELOS stress device. Results ...

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