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ACE Report #11978
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Similar Clinical Outcomes at 2-Yrs with Titanium and PEEK Interference Screws in ACL Reconstruction


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A Randomized Controlled Trial of PEEK Versus Titanium Interference Screws for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With 2-Year Follow-up

Am J Sports Med. 2019 Aug;47(10):2386-2393.

Contributing Authors: S Shumborski E Heath LJ Salmon JP Roe JP Linklater M Facek LA Pinczewski

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Synopsis

133 patients scheduled for a primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction were randomized to receive a 4-strand hamstring tendon allograft fixated to the tibia and femur with either polyether ether ketone (PEEK) or titanium interference screws. The primary outcomes of interest included the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) and Lysholm scores. Secondary outcomes of intere...

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