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Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery


Surgical management of anterior cruciate ligament injuries by arthroscopic reconstruction using semitendinosus tendon


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Author Details : N V Narasimha Rao, Kumar Yaswant K*, Kowri Pradeep Kumar, T Jaya Chandra

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 235-238


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Abstract

Introduction: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury is one of the common ly injured ligaments around
the knee with various clinical problems. With this study was conducted to find the postoperative outcome
of arthroscopic ACL reconstruction with quadrupled semitendinosus tendon auto graft fixed in femoral
tunnel.
Materials and Methods: Study was conducted in the department of orthopaedics, GSL Medical College.
ACL teared, mature, adult patients which was confirmed by Lachman test with concomitant meniscal injury
that require repair were included in the study, p re operative management and diagnostic arthroscopy, post
operative recovery was graded as per the International Knee documentation Knee score (IKDKS); P <0> was considered statistically significant.
Results: Total 25 patients were included, mean age was 29 years and one was female. With post operative
KDC score, 68% scored normal, 24% near normal and 8% scored abnormal; statistically the difference was
significant (P <0> grade 1 results.
Conclusion: With these study findings, we conclude that, with ACL reconstruction, there was good success
rate; moreover the functional result was also high. However small sample size and short duration of the
study are the limitations.

Keywords: Knee, Ligament, Tendon.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijos.2019.046

How to cite : Rao N V N, Kumar Yaswant K, Kumar K P, Chandra T J, Surgical management of anterior cruciate ligament injuries by arthroscopic reconstruction using semitendinosus tendon. Indian J Orthop Surg 2019;5(4):235-238

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