Clinical outcome of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with quadrupled hamstring tendon graft and bioabsorbable interference screw fixation

Am J Sports Med. Jul-Aug 2003;31(4):518-21. doi: 10.1177/03635465030310040701.

Abstract

Background: To date, there has been no publication of clinical follow-up data on patients who have undergone quadrupled hamstring tendon autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with bioabsorbable screw fixation.

Purpose: To report the results of quadrupled hamstring tendon autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with bioabsorbable interference screw fixation.

Study design: Retrospective review.

Methods: Sixty-five patients (66 knees) were retrospectively identified by chart review as having undergone quadrupled hamstring tendon autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with bioabsorbable interference screw fixation with a minimum 2-year follow-up.

Results: Data were collected on 48 knees in 47 patients (73%) at an average 30.2 months (range, 24 to 43) after surgery. Thirty-six patients (37 knees) returned for clinical evaluation (56% return) and subjective follow-up only was obtained in 11 patients (17%). The mean Lysolm knee score was 91 (range, 45 to 98), with a mean of 97 for the uninvolved knee. The mean Tegner activity score was 5.7 (range, 3 to 7). The KT-1000 arthrometer mean side-to-side difference for manual maximum displacement was 2.03 mm (range, -1 to 8). The mean International Knee Documentation Committee knee score was 83 (range, 47 to 100). Patients who underwent associated partial meniscectomy or meniscal repair had significantly lower International Knee Documentation Committee scores than patients without associated procedures (P < 0.01).

Conclusions: Quadrupled hamstring tendon autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with bioabsorbable interference screw fixation is comparable with other methods of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in terms of patient satisfaction, knee stability, and function.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Absorbable Implants*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament / surgery*
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Orthopedic Fixation Devices*
  • Outcome and Process Assessment, Health Care
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Recovery of Function
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Tendons / transplantation*
  • Transplants*
  • Treatment Outcome