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The aim of the study was to assess knee function after arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and to analyse complications impeding rehabilitation, additional surgery until the final follow-up, as well as residual patellofemoral pain and donor-site problems. Between 1991 and 1994, 635 patients were operated on using patellar tendon(More)
Twenty-four patients who underwent anterior cruciate ligament revision surgery were studied postoperatively (12 with reharvested ipsilateral patellar tendon grafts and 12 with contralateral patellar tendon grafts). For comparison purposes, 12 matched patients with primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, who had been operated on using the same(More)
The objective of this study was to assess knee function after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction focusing on residual donor-site problems. Ninety consecutive patients with chronic unilateral anterior cruciate ligament rupture were operated on by the same surgeon using patellar tendon autografts, the all-inside arthroscopic technique, and interference(More)
BACKGROUND During the past decade, the use of biodegradable implants in anterior cruciate ligament surgery has increased. HYPOTHESIS Poly-L-lactide acid (PLLA) interference screws would render the same clinical results but greater tunnel enlargement than metal screws 8 years after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using hamstring tendon(More)
This study included 527 patients (178 female and 349 male) with unilateral anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture who underwent arthroscopic ACL reconstruction using bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft and interference screw fixation. The follow-up examination was performed by independent observers at a median of 38 (21–68) months after the index(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a standard postoperative rehabilitation knee brace on function, stability and postoperative complications at the 2-year follow-up after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery. Seventy-eight consecutive patients with a unilateral chronic ACL rupture reconstructed by the same surgeon using(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the 2-year results after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using patellar tendon autografts harvested through a paratenon-splitting, traditional technique (group A) with the results of a subcutaneous technique aiming at protecting the infrapatellar nerves and the paratenon (group B). Special emphasis was placed(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the Bone Mineral Areal mass (BMA) in the calcaneus of male patients with unilateral anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury before and after reconstruction and to assess whether the BMA ratio or the BMA of the injured and uninjured side correlated with the level of activity, functional performance or the time period(More)
The aim of the present study was to make an in-depth clinical, radiographical, and histological evaluation of patients who underwent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) revision surgery with reharvested central third patellar tendon autograft. Four patients (two women and two men) underwent ACL revision surgery with reharvested patellar tendon autograft 71(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to prospectively follow bone mineral areal mass (BMA) changes in the calcaneii, hips, and lumbar spine after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using hamstring tendon autografts. METHODS Patients with a unilateral ACL injury scheduled for reconstruction were included in the study. The BMA mass was measured in(More)
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