Early versus late reconstruction for anterior cruciate ligament rupture. Results after five years of followup.

@article{Marcacci1995EarlyVL,
  title={Early versus late reconstruction for anterior cruciate ligament rupture. Results after five years of followup.},
  author={Maurilio Marcacci and Stefano Zaffagnini and Francesco Iacono and Maria Pia Neri and A. Petitto},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={690-3}
}
We investigated the clinical and laxity testing results at 5 years' followup in patients who had early or late anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Twenty-three patients (Group I) were treated within 15 days of injury. Fifty-nine patients (Group II) were treated more than 3 months after injury. Patellar tendon reconstruction and fascia lata graft augmented with a ligament augmentation device were the techniques used in both groups. According to the International Knee Documentation… CONTINUE READING

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