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Volume:2 Issue:11 Number:73 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #7230
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Augmented BPTB autograft performs no better than standard autograft in ACL reconstruction


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Long-term results of a randomized study on anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with or without a synthetic degradable augmentation device to support the autograft

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Sep;22(9):2109-20

Contributing Authors: L Peterson U Eklund B Engstrom M Forssblad T Saartok A Valentin

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Synopsis

201 patients undergoing ACL reconstruction with a single-bundle bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft were randomized to either receive or not receive an augmentation device applied to the graft. The purpose was to compare clinical and functional outcome between the two techniques. Follow-up was conducted for 4 years postoperatively, and for 12 years in a subset of patients. The results demonstrated...

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