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ACE Report #12178
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Less donor site morbidity, noninferior function and stability with quadriceps vs hamstring autograft


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Quadriceps tendon grafts does not cause patients to have inferior subjective outcome after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction than do hamstring grafts: a 2-year prospective randomised controlled trial.

Br J Sports Med. 2020 Feb;54(3):183-187.

Contributing Authors: M Lind B Mygind-Klavsen P Fauno TG Nielsen OG Soerensen

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Synopsis

One hundred patients scheduled for an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction were randomized to receive a quadriceps tendon autograft or hamstring tendon autograft. The primary outcome of interest was the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) score. Secondary outcomes of interest included objective measures of knee stability (maximum sagittal knee translation, pivot shift test, one-...

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