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ACE Report #4926
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Intraoperative measurements of femoral tunnel length inaccurate for TP and OI ACLR methods


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

Comparison of femoral tunnel length between transportal and retrograde reaming outside-in techniques in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Apr;21(4):830-8. doi: 10.1007/s00167-012-2024-4. Epub 2012 May 3

Contributing Authors: JG Kim JH Wang JH Ahn HJ Kim HC Lim

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Synopsis

80 patients were randomized to undergo double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using either the transportal (TP) or outside-in (OI) technique in order to compare the accuracy of femoral tunnel length between the methods. Following evaluations over 2 weeks, it was observed that intraoperative femoral tunnel lengths were longer intraoperatively than postoperatively for both gro...

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