A prospectively randomized double-blind study on the effect of initial graft tension on knee stability after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

@article{Nicholas2004APR,
  title={A prospectively randomized double-blind study on the effect of initial graft tension on knee stability after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.},
  author={Stephen J. Nicholas and Michael J D'Amato and Michael J. Mullaney and Timothy F. Tyler and Kirsten Kolstad and Malachy P. McHugh},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={32 8},
  pages={1881-6}
}
BACKGROUND No consensus exists on the amount of tension that should be applied to anterior cruciate ligament grafts to best facilitate graft incorporation and re-create normal knee mechanics. HYPOTHESIS Differences in initial graft tension will affect postoperative knee stability. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blind clinical trial. METHODS Forty-nine patients undergoing bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction by a single surgeon were… CONTINUE READING