Quality of life and clinical outcome after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using patellar tendon graft or quadrupled semitendinosus graft: an 8-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Barenius2010QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life and clinical outcome after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using patellar tendon graft or quadrupled semitendinosus graft: an 8-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Barenius and Martin Nordlander and Sari Ponzer and Jan Tidermark and Karl Eriksson},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 8},
  pages={1533-41}
}
BACKGROUND Randomized controlled trials after anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions with long-term follow-up including assessment of health-related quality of life are rare. PURPOSE To compare clinical outcome and health-related quality of life 8 years after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using 2 types of graft. STUDY DESIGN Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1. METHODS Long-term follow-up of 164 patients with anterior cruciate ligament injury randomized to… CONTINUE READING

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