Title: Patellar tendon vs. doubled semitendinosus and gracilis tendon for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Authors: Witvrouw, E. ×
Bellemans, Johan
Verdonk, R.
Cambier, D.
Coorevits, P.
Almqvist, F. #
Issue Date: Oct-2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Heidelberg
Series Title: International Orthopaedics vol:25 issue:5 pages:308-311
Abstract: In a prospective study on ACL reconstruction we treated 17 patients with a "central third-bone-patellar tendon-bone" autograft (PT group) and 32 patients with a doubled semitendinosus/doubled gracilis autograft (HS group). Patients were reviewed at 6 weeks, and at 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively and the groups compared. Up till 6 months, the KT-1000 side-to-side difference was significantly greater in the HS group (P<0.05) and at 6 and 12 months isokinetic hamstrings strength was lower (P<0.05). No significant differences were noted at any stage with respect to quadriceps strength, functional scores, range of motion, or swelling.
ISSN: 0341-2695
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Orthopaedics Section (-)
× corresponding author
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