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Volume:7 Issue:6 Number:39 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #11857
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

COA/ICORS2019: Assessment of tunnel enlargement with PLLA interference screw with and without TCP

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

Tunnel Widening in ACL Reconstruction Using a PLLA Versus a PLLA+TCP Interference Screw For Tibial Fixation: A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial

Contributing Authors: PB Macdonald S McRae J Leiter S Lenschow G Matthewson

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80 patients scheduled for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction were randomized to tibial fixation with either a poly-L-lactic acid plus tricalcium phosphate interference screw or a poly-L-lactic acid interference screw. Patients were assessed on anteroposterior and lateral radiographs for tunnel width postoperatively. Results demonstrated no significant differences between groups in tunnel wi...

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