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No difference between computer-assisted and conventional ACL reconstruction

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August 2013

No difference between computer-assisted and conventional ACL reconstruction

Vol: 2| Issue: 7| Number:271| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Computer-Assisted Surgery Is Not More Accurate or Precise Than Conventional Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction: A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Sep 5. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.K.00878

Contributing Authors:
DE Meuffels M Reijman JA Verhaar

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Dr. D.E. Meuffels discusses a comparison between computer assisted and conventional arthroscopic ACL reconstruction.

Synopsis

100 patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries were randomized to receive conventional or computer-assisted ACL reconstruction using a transtibial technique. CT scans taken one day after surgery indicated that there was no significant difference between the two groups for the accuracy or precision of placement of the femoral and the tibial tunnels. The results from this trial indicate...

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