Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) autograft reconstruction with hamstring tendons: clinical research among three rehabilitation procedures
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To compare the effects of the three rehabilitation procedures following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) autograft reconstruction with hamstring tendons.
An observational and retrospective case-controlled series.
The Department of Sports Medicine, Shenzhen Second People Hospital, Shenzhen, PR China.
Patients or participants
Forty-five patients who were made to undergo ACL reconstructions by using quadrupled semitendinosus and gracilis tendons were divided into three groups: accelerated rehabilitation procedures group, aggressive rehabilitation procedures group, and self-made rehabilitation procedures group.
Main outcome measures
The knee range of motion, thigh perimeter, IKDC score, and bone tunnel diameter in 3D-CT films were evaluated 3 and 6 months and 1 year later.
The knee range of motion and thigh perimeter of group A were higher than those of group B and group C at 3, 6, and 12 months. IKDC scores of group C were better than those of groups A and B. The bone tunnel widening with group B was larger than that with groups A and C, and the differences were statistically significant (P < 0.05).
Early rehabilitation is beneficial for restoration of knee function after ACL reconstruction. Moderate procedure is better than accelerated procedure.
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European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology
Volume 23, Issue 8 , pp 939-943
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- Knee joint
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- 1. Department of Sports Medical, Shenzhen Second People Hospital, Sungang West Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, 518000, People’s Republic of China
- 2. Biomechanics and Medical Information Institute, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, 100022, People’s Republic of China