Bone-patellar ligament-bone and fascia lata allografts for reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament.

@article{Noyes1990BonepatellarLA,
  title={Bone-patellar ligament-bone and fascia lata allografts for reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament.},
  author={Frank R. Noyes and Stacey Barber and R E Mangine},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1990},
  volume={72 8},
  pages={1125-36}
}
A prospective study was performed of the first forty-seven consecutive patients who had repair of a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and replacement with an allograft. Patients who had a rupture of another ligament were excluded, to provide a homogeneous group. Twenty-two patients received a fascia lata allograft and twenty-five patients received a bone-patellar ligament-bone allograft. All patients were enrolled in an exercise program to facilitate motion of the knee immediately after the… CONTINUE READING