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ACE Report #8093
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

No difference between cross pins & interference screws in ACL reconstruction after 5 years

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

A randomized prospective controlled study with 5-year follow-up of cross-pin femoral fixation versus metal interference screw fixation in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Aug;23(8):2353-9.

Contributing Authors: P Björkman J Sandelin A Harilainen

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62 patients undergoing ACL reconstruction were randomized to receive either interference screws or cross pins for graft fixation. The purpose of the study was to compare knee function and laxity, as well as the degree of osteoarthritis and tunnel widening at 5 years post-op to determine if either method was advantageous. Results indicated that there were no significant differences in clinical or r...

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