Hamstring autograft with preserved insertions linked to improved outcomes compared to free autograft for ACL patients

A study published online in the journal Arthroscopy compares differences in short-term outcomes for patients who undergo anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using a graft with preserved insertions and those treated with a free hamstring graft. 
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ConclusionThis article reviews the regulations on graft tissue within the United States, factors affecting the biomechanics of allograft tissue, differences in allograft tissue choices, and the use of allograft for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and multiligamentous knee injury reconstruction.Level of evidenceV
Source: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo compare the “all-inside technique” for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using a short, quadrupled semitendinosus tendon (ST4) autograft and suspensory cortical fixation on both the femoral and tibial side vs the “conventional technique” using a semitendinosus/gracilis (ST/G) autograft fix ed with a suspensory device on the femoral side and with an interference screw on the tibial side, in terms of clinical and functional outcomes.MethodsA total of 90 patients were enrolled, randomised into two groups, and prospectively followed. Group A comprised 45 patients treated ...
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ConclusionAnterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with peroneus longus autografts produces a functional score (IKDC, modified Cincinnati, Lysholm) comparable to that of hamstring autografts at a 1-year follow-up, with the advantages of larger graft diameter, less thigh hypotrophy and excellent ankle function based on AOFAS and FADI scores.Level of evidenceProspective cohort study, Level II.
Source: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionIn ACL reconstruction, clinical results with autografts are as good as or slightly better than with allografts. Allografts cost more, indicating that autografts are more cost-effective and should usually be first choice.Level of evidenceII.
Source: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeGraft choice in primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction remains controversial. The use of allograft has risen exponentially in recent years with the attraction of absent donor site morbidity, reduced surgical time and reliable graft size. However, the published evidence examining their clinical effectiveness over autograft tendons has been unclear. The aim of this paper is to provide a current review of the clinical evidence available to help guide surgeons through the decision-making process for the use of allografts in primary ACL reconstruction.MethodsThe literature in relation to allograf...
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Conclusion: Single femoral, single tibial tunnel anatomic double-bundle ACL reconstruction has the same effectiveness as the double femoral, double tibial tunnel in restoring the knee's stability and functions.
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ConclusionsACLR using HS autograft appears to have the lowest risk of aseptic revision when crosspin or interference fixation is used on the femoral side and is coupled with an interference screw on the tibial side.Level of evidenceIII.
Source: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionThrough revision ACL reconstruction, the goal of stabilizing the knee can be achieved in the majority of patients. However, a good function and a high activity level are significantly less common in these patients. The main reason for this is fear of a renewed ACL-injury. Both quadriceps and hamstring autografts were able to achieve a good outcome. Young, male, patients with a normal BMI, a high activity level and without cartilage damage seem to benefit the most from revision ACL surgery. The discrepancy between the good laxity restoration and the lower activity rate should therefore be a main point in clinical ...
Source: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is one of the most common orthopaedic surgeries performed on active people in the world. One of the most important surgical decisions is graft type for use in the reconstruction. Despite extensive research on optimal graft choice for ACL reconstruction, discrepancy exists among practicing surgeons' graft preference. Recently, the quadriceps tendon has gained popularity for use as a graft source for ACL reconstruction.The all soft tissue quadriceps graft offers many advantages over other autograft choices.
Source: Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Infographic Source Type: research
ConclusionMeniscal allograft transplantation in children is founded on the successful results of MAT in the adult population. We have demonstrated in this series that MAT can improve function and reduce pain in the paediatric population, and is, therefore, a viable treatment option for the management of the symptomatic paediatric meniscal-deficient knee. Early referral should be considered in the patients with post-meniscectomy syndrome, pain on weight bearing with a history of previous menisectomy.Level of evidenceIV.
Source: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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