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Volume:8 Issue:2 Number:82 ISSN#:2564-2537
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ACE Report #10424
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Percent tunnel widening reduced with cartilage fragment insertion within graft in ACL reconstruction


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OrthoEvidence. Percent tunnel widening reduced with cartilage fragment insertion within graft in ACL reconstruction. ACE Report. 2019;8(2):82. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/10424

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

The Effect of Cartilage Fragments on Femoral Tunnel Widening After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study

Arthroscopy. 2018 Jul;34(7):2218-2227. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2018.03.011

Contributing Authors: C Zhang J Pan XJ Lin YZ Cai PC Gu JD Chen YJ Zhang

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Synopsis

116 patients scheduled for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction were randomized to an autologous hamstring tendon graft with or without supplemental augmentation, with cartilage fragments sutured within the femoral side of the graft. The purpose of this study was to determine if augmentation with cartilage fragments led to reduced femoral tunnel widening after 2 years. MRI assessment of the g...

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