Serial dilation reduces graft slippage compared to extraction drilling in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a randomized controlled trial using radiostereometric analysis

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This study tested the hypothesis that serial dilation of the tibial tunnel could provide a stronger anchorage of the graft-fixation-device complex compared to traditional extraction drilling. Forty patients (22 men and 18 women) undergoing ACL reconstruction were randomized to either extraction drilling (group ED) or compaction by serial dilation (group SD… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00167-010-1220-3

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