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ACE Report #6161
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Single- and double-bundle anatomic ACL reconstruction achieve similar knee stability


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Prospective randomized comparison of anatomic single and double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Feb;22(2):308-16. doi: 10.1007/s00167-013-2398-y. Epub 2013 Jan 23.

Contributing Authors: Y Xu YF Ao JQ Wang GQ Cui

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Synopsis

80 adult patients with a primary ACL rupture were randomized to receive single- or double-bundle anatomic ACL reconstruction, with the purpose of comparing knee stability between treatment groups. Approximately 12 months post-operation, clinical scores improved but did not significantly differ between groups. There was a greater risk of posterolateral bundle abrasion and medial patellofemoral cart...

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