[The influence of age on the outcome of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction].

@article{Bohnsack2002TheIO,
  title={[The influence of age on the outcome of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction].},
  author={Michael Bohnsack and Oliver R{\"u}hmann and Katharina Lueck and C. J. Wirth},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und ihre Grenzgebiete},
  year={2002},
  volume={140 2},
  pages={194-8}
}
AIM There is an increasing demand for a high loading capacity of the knee during exercise in the elderly patient with knee instability following rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The question is, if the results of an ACL reconstruction in patients over 40 years of age are as good as those in younger patients. METHOD From 1989 to 1994 we replaced the ACL with a mid-third BPTB autograft in 397 patients following ACL rupture. A total of 309 patients (78%, 110 female, 199 male, the… CONTINUE READING