Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using part of the patellar tendon as a free graft.


We have reviewed 40 patients after replacement of a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament with a free graft of the medial third of the patellar tendon, combining this in 17 of the cases with a MacIntosh extra-articular tenodesis. The average age of the patients at operation was 25.4 years; instability of the knee had been present for 1.5 to 9 years, and the… (More)


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