BPTB grafts fixed with bioabsorbable or metal screws show similar clinical outcome
A prospective randomized study of ACL-reconstructions using bone-patellar tendon-bone grafts fixed with bioabsorbable or metal interference screwsKnee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 May;19(5):753-9. doi: 10.1007/s00167-010-1353-4. Epub 2011 Jan 14
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41 patients were randomized to compare the clinical outcome of two different procedures following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Patients received bone-patellar tendon-bone fixed with either bioabsorbable poly-l-lactic acid screws or metal interference screws and were assessed 7 years postoperatively. Results indicated that there were no significant differences between the screws...
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