Patellar tendon versus hamstring tendon autografts for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a randomized controlled trial using similar femoral and tibial fixation methods.

@article{Taylor2009PatellarTV,
  title={Patellar tendon versus hamstring tendon autografts for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a randomized controlled trial using similar femoral and tibial fixation methods.},
  author={D. Christopher Taylor and Thomas M Deberardino and Bradley J. Nelson and Michele L. Duffey and Joachim J Tenuta and Paul D Stoneman and Rodney X. Sturdivant and Sally B. Mountcastle},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 10},
  pages={1946-57}
}
BACKGROUND Controversy remains over the most appropriate graft for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. HYPOTHESIS There is no significant difference in outcomes after 4-strand hamstring and patellar tendon autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions using similar fixation techniques. STUDY DESIGN Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1. METHODS Between August 2000 and May 2003, 64 Keller Army Hospital patients with complete anterior cruciate ligament tears were… CONTINUE READING
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