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A Single Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACL-R) Using Hamstring Tendon Autograft and Tibialis Anterior Tendon Allograft: A Compar…

A new interesting article has been published in Curr Med Sci. 2018 Oct;38(5):818-826. doi: 10.1007/s11596-018-1948-4. Epub 2018 Oct 20. and titled:

A Single Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACL-R) Using Hamstring Tendon Autograft and Tibialis Anterior Tendon Allograft: A Compar…

Authors of this article are:

Rai S, Jin SY, Rai B, Tamang N, Huang W, Liu XZ, Meng CQ, Wang H.

A summary of the article is shown below:

The main purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing a single bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL-R) of using quadrupled hamstring (4HT) autografts and two-strand tibialis anterior (2TA) allografts, and to find out the rate of graft failure and possible causes. We hypothesized that there would be no difference in the clinical outcome, and graft failure would be associated with the use of small sized allograft in young active males with high demand of sports activities. We retrospectively evaluated 222 patients (male, n=167, female, n=55) undergoing ACL-R between January 2010 and July 2014. Of 222 patients, 115 were included in the 4HT autograft group and 107 patients in the 2TA allograft group. Inclusion criteria were primary unilateral ACL-R with a minor MCL (Check out the article’s website on Pubmed for more information:



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allograft;anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction;autograft;hamstring tendon;tibialis anterior tendon

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