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To distinguish between morbidity caused by harvesting semitendinosus and gracilis tendons and morbidity associated with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery, we performed a prospective randomized study using 65 patients who underwent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using these tendons. The patients underwent either contralateral (N =(More)
We conducted a prospective, randomized, short-term study to clarify the effects of initial graft tension on clinical outcome after arthroscopically assisted anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with autogenous doubled semitendinosus and gracilis tendons connected in series with polyester tapes. Seventy Japanese patients with chronic, "isolated"(More)
An experimental study was performed in 32 adult beagle dogs to clarify the effect of nonphysiologically high initial tension on the mechanical and histologic properties of in situ frozen anterior cruciate ligaments. Both anterior cruciate ligaments in each dog underwent the in situ freeze-thaw treatment. The tibial insertion of the ligament was then made(More)
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