DENVER — Results presented at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting showed patients with proximal tears and excellent tissue quality who underwent arthroscopic primary repair of the ACL did not experience deterioration at midterm follow-up.
P. van der List, MD, and colleagues performed a follow-up study of 11 patients with proximal avulsion tears and excellent tissue quality treated with arthroscopic primary ACL repair. Patients underwent stability examinations and submitted patient-reported outcomes.
Jelle P. van der List
Overall, 10 of 11 patients had a mean follow-up of 6 years. The researchers noted an IKDC objective score of A and B in nine patients and one patient, respectively. Results showed a Lysholm score of 96, a modified Cincinnati score of 95.6, a SANE score of 95.4 and an IKDC subjective score of 92.3.
“The Tegner changed from preinjury of 7.2 to 6.6 at last follow-up,” van der List said.
He also noted no deterioration in outcomes with 2-year and 5-year results. – by Casey Tingle
van der List JP, et al. Paper #SS-15. Presented at: Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting; May 18-20, 2017; Denver.
Disclosure: van der List reports no relevant financial disclosures.