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ACE Report #4939
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

ISAKOS: Lower laxity and re-rupture rate with patellar tendon compared to hamstring

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A randomized clinical trial comparing patellar tendon, hamstring tendon, and double-bundle ACL reconstructions: Patient-reported and clinical outcomes at a minimal two-year follow-up

Contributing Authors: N Mohtadi DS Chan RS Humphrey EO Paolucci

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330 patients with anterior cruciate ligament deficiency were randomized to undergo ACL reconstruction with one of the following three techniques: anatomic patellar tendon, anatomic quadruple-stranded hamstring tendon, or anatomic double-bundle using hamstring tendons. Patients were followed up for a minimum of 2 years, primarily observing disease-specific quality of life. At final follow-up, there...

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