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ACE Report #7520
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Double-bundle ACL reconstruction superior to single-bundle over long follow-up period


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

Mid- to Long-term Results of Single-Bundle Versus Double-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Randomized Controlled Trial

Arthroscopy. 2015 Jan;31(1):69-76.

Contributing Authors: H Koga T Muneta K Yagishita T Watanabe T Mochizuki M Horie T Nakamura K Otabe I Sekiya

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Synopsis

78 patients were randomized to undergo either single-bundle or double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using a semitendinosus tendon. The purpose of the study was to compare these two reconstruction techniques over the long-term (max 140 month; mean 69 month follow-up) with respect to clinical examination results, KT-1000 arthrometer measurements, muscle strength, Tegner acti...

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