Long-term absorption of poly-L-lactic Acid interference screws.

@article{Barber2006LongtermAO,
  title={Long-term absorption of poly-L-lactic Acid interference screws.},
  author={F. Alan Barber and William D Dockery},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={820-6}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the long term in vivo degradation of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) interference screws with computed tomography (CT) and radiography as used in patellar tendon autograft anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS A total of 20 patients who had undergone patellar tendon autograft ACL reconstruction fixed with PLLA screws at least 7 years earlier were evaluated by physical examination, radiography, and CT to determine whether PLLA screw reabsorption and bone… CONTINUE READING

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