J Korean Knee Soc.  2002 Jun;14(1):63-67.

Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Bone-Achilles tendon-Bone Composite Allograft

Affiliations
  • 1Lee Chun Tek Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Suwon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yonsei University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE: We intended to evaluate the results of arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament(ACL) reconstruction using Bone-achilles tendon-bone composite allograft by analyzing the results clinically and radiologically.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
From May 1996 to June 1999, we followed 23 patients who had arthroscopic ACL reconstruction using bone-achilles tendon-bone composite allograft for minimum 24 months, and measured laxity using KT-2000 arthrometer, Lysholm score and enlargement of tibial tunnel width on plain radiograph.
RESULTS
In KT-2000 arthrometer test, there was only side-to-side differences of 1.67 +/-0.7 mm between the involved and contralateral limb. Lysholm score was 61.7 +/-10.2 preoperatively and 89.3 +/-5.1 at the last follow up. And there was no tibial tunnel enlargement more than 5 mm at the last follow up.
CONCLUSION
Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction using bone-achilles tendon-bone composite allograft has advantage of preservation of anatomic structure and secure bone-to-bone fixation like the bone-patel-lar tendon-bone graft that bone-achilles tendon-bone composite allograft is a reasonable choice in ACL reconstruction.

Keyword

Anterior cruciate ligament; Bone-achilles tendon-bone composite allograft; ACL recon-struction

MeSH Terms

Allografts*
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction*
Anterior Cruciate Ligament*
Extremities
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Transplants
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