The GORE-TEX anterior cruciate ligament prosthesis. A long-term followup.

@article{Paulos1992TheGA,
  title={The GORE-TEX anterior cruciate ligament prosthesis. A long-term followup.},
  author={Lonnie E. Paulos and T D Rosenberg and S R Grewe and David S. Tearse and Charles L Beck},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={246-52}
}
The GORE-TEX anterior cruciate ligament prosthesis has been implanted in 268 patients at our institution since April of 1984. Follow-up for this study was available on 70% of these patients (188). Eighty-one percent (152) of these had the ligament for chronic injuries, 14% (26) for acute, and 5% (10) for subacute injuries. The patient population had an average age of 27.6 years (SD = 8.4) and a Tegner activity score of 6.05 (SD = 1.53). Prior procedures had been performed on 56% (105) of the… CONTINUE READING

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