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ACE Report #4819
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

ACL reconstruction: Similar outcomes with free tendon and bone-tendon Achilles allograft

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

Single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in active young men using bone-tendon achilles allograft versus free tendon achilles allograft

Arthroscopy. 2013 Mar;29(3):507-13. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2012.10.023. Epub 2013 Jan 28

Contributing Authors: JH Noh BG Yang SR Yi YH Roh JS Lee

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72 patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture requiring reconstruction were randomized to receive either a free tendon or bone-tendon Achilles allograft in order to study their comparative efficacy. Patients were clinically evaluated at a minimum of 2 years postoperatively. The results at final follow-up revealed that there were no significant differences between groups for any of the ...

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