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ACE Report #11367
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

AAOS2019: BPTB graft provides lower long term revision rate vs. primary repair and LAD repair in ACL

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A 30-Year Follow Up of a Prospective, Randomized Multicenter Study of Three Operative Techniques for the Treatment of Acute Ruptures of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Contributing Authors: JO Drogset L Engebretsen T Strand T Gifstad AN Henriksen AO Mølster

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150 patients were randomized to receive a bone patellar tendon bone (BPTB) graft, an acute primary repair, or an acute primary repair with a synthetic ligament device (LAD), as the technique used in a anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair. Outcomes of interest included pivot shift and Lachman tests, Tegner and Lysholm scores, detection of radiological OA, and the rate of revision. The results fo...

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