A randomized comparison of patellar tendon and hamstring tendon anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

@article{Feller2003ARC,
  title={A randomized comparison of patellar tendon and hamstring tendon anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.},
  author={Julian Ashley Feller and Kate Webster},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={564-73}
}
BACKGROUND Patellar and hamstring tendon autografts are the most frequently used graft types for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, but few direct comparisons of outcomes have been published. HYPOTHESIS There is no difference in outcome between the two types of reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN Prospective randomized clinical trial. METHODS After isolated anterior cruciate ligament rupture, 65 patients were randomized to receive either a patellar tendon or a four-strand hamstring… CONTINUE READING
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