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Volume:8 Issue:7 Number:23 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12279
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Conflicting Results on Drillhole Visibility by Imaging Method with PLLA vs PGA in Bankart Repair


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

Large Drill Holes Are Still Present in the Long Term After Arthroscopic Bankart Repair With Absorbable Tacks: An 18-Year Randomized Prospective Study

Am J Sports Med. 2020 Jul;48(8):1865-1872

Contributing Authors: CC Constantinou N Sernert L Rostgård-Christensen J Kartus

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Synopsis

Forty patients with unidirectional post-traumatic anterior shoulder instability scheduled for an arthroscopic Bankart repair between March 1998 and February 2001 were randomized to receive a fast absorbing polygluconate acid (PGA) tack or a slow absorbing polylevolactic acid (PLLA) tack for suture anchoring during procedure. The primary outcome of interest was drill hole volume and visibility. Sec...

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