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ACE Report #803
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Superior outcomes with double-bundle ACL reconstruction with 4-strand ST tendon


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

A Prospective Randomized Study of 4-Strand Semitendinosus Tendon Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Comparing Single-Bundle and Double-Bundle Techniques

Arthroscopy. 2007 Jun;23(6):618-28

Contributing Authors: T Muneta H Koga T Mochizuki YJ Ju K Hara A Nimura K Yagishita I Sekiya

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Synopsis

68 patients with unilateral anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury requiring ACL reconstruction were randomized to receive one of two surgical treatments. One group underwent a single-bundle (SB) ACL reconstruction using 4-strand semitendinosus tendon (ST) and the second group underwent a double-bundle (DB) ACL reconstruction. Both also underwent EndoButton femoral fixation. Results indicated tha...

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