Saphenous nerve injury during hamstring tendons harvest: Does the incision matter? A systematic review

@article{Ruffilli2016SaphenousNI,
  title={Saphenous nerve injury during hamstring tendons harvest: Does the incision matter? A systematic review},
  author={Alberto Ruffilli and Marcello De Fine and F. Traina and F. Pilla and D Fenga and Cesare Faldini},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2016},
  volume={25},
  pages={3140-3145}
}
Infrapatellar branch of saphenous nerve injury is a common complication following hamstring graft harvest during anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. The direction of skin incision performed at proximal tibial metaphysis may affect the rate of iatrogenic nerve damage. Aim of the present systematic review was to evaluate evidence that would substantiate the adoption of one incision over another for hamstring graft harvesting. The available literature was systematically screened searching… CONTINUE READING
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