Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using an alloplastic ligament of polyethylene terephthalate (PET -- Trevira -- hochfest). Follow-up study.

@article{Krudwig2002AnteriorCL,
  title={Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using an alloplastic ligament of polyethylene terephthalate (PET -- Trevira -- hochfest). Follow-up study.},
  author={Wilfried K. Krudwig},
  journal={Bio-medical materials and engineering},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={59-67}
}
Between April 1989 and July 1996, 217 anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions using a synthetic ligament of polyethylene terephthalate (PET Trevira-- hochfest) were performed. 160 (74%) cases have been followed-up with a mean time of 4.8 years (1.0-8.3) and evaluated by the IKDC standard knee ligament evaluation form. Altogether 88% excellent and good results were found. The best outcomes involved isolated ACL tears and reconstruction within a few month. The amount and intensity of lasting… CONTINUE READING

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