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ACE Report #12066
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Anteromedial vs. transtibial femoral tunnel drilling techniques in arthroscopic ACL reconstruction


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

Femoral tunnel position in chronic anterior cruciate ligament rupture reconstruction: randomized controlled trial comparing anatomic, biomechanical and clinical outcomes

Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2019 Oct;29(7):1501-1509.

Contributing Authors: J Minguell JH Nunez MM Reverte-Vinaixa A Sallent A Gargallo-Margarit E Castellet

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Synopsis

116 patients with a chronic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture and scheduled for an arthroscopic ACL reconstruction were randomized to receive preparation of the femoral tunnel via an anteromedial technique or a transtibial technique. Outcomes of interest included anatomical outcomes, bio-mechanical outcomes, the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) subjective score, the Lysholm...

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