Autograft vs synthetic graft for ACL reconstruction
Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament surgery: results of autogenous patellar tendon graft versus the Leeds-Keio synthetic graft five year follow-up of a prospective randomised controlled trialKnee. 2010 Oct;17(5):334-9
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50 patients with arthrocsopically confirmed unilateral ACL rupture were randomized to undergo reconstruction with middle third PT graft or the synthetic Leeds-Keio ligament graft. At the end of 5 year follow up, the overall functional outcome and patient satisfaction in patients undergoing Leeds-Keio (LK) ACL repair were found to be similar to the traditional autogenous patellar tendon ACL reconst...
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