Medial collateral ligament reconstruction using autogenous hamstring tendons: technique and results in initial cases.

@article{Yoshiya2005MedialCL,
  title={Medial collateral ligament reconstruction using autogenous hamstring tendons: technique and results in initial cases.},
  author={Shinichi Yoshiya and Ryosuke Kuroda and Kiyonori Mizuno and Tetsuji Yamamoto and Masahiro Kurosaka},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 9},
  pages={1380-5}
}
BACKGROUND Although various surgical procedures that attempt to restore the function of the medial collateral ligament have been reported, none have achieved consistently satisfactory results. HYPOTHESIS Our reconstructive procedure using autogenous semitendinosus and gracilis tendons yields improved results compared with conventional procedures. STUDY DESIGN Case series. Level of evidence, 4. METHOD In our surgical procedure, autogenous semitendinosus and gracilis tendons were used to… CONTINUE READING
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