Clinical results and risk factors for reinjury 15 years after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a prospective study of hamstring and patellar tendon grafts.

@article{Leys2012ClinicalRA,
  title={Clinical results and risk factors for reinjury 15 years after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a prospective study of hamstring and patellar tendon grafts.},
  author={Toby J. Leys and Lucy J Salmon and Amanda Waller and James Linklater and Leo Arieh Pinczewski},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={
          595-605
        }
}
BACKGROUND There is a lack of prospective studies comparing the long-term outcome of endoscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with either a patellar tendon or hamstring tendon autograft. PURPOSE This prospective longitudinal study compared the results of isolated endoscopic ACL reconstruction utilizing a 4-strand hamstring tendon (HT) or patellar tendon (PT) autograft over a 15-year period with respect to reinjury, clinical outcomes, and the development of osteoarthritis… CONTINUE READING
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