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Quadruple, 5-strand hamstring autograft yield similar outcomes after ACL reconstruction

Quadruple, 5-strand hamstring autograft yield similar outcomes after ACL reconstruction
June 27, 2017

Recently published results showed no statistically significant differences in re-rupture and clinical outcomes among the use of the 5-strand hamstring autograft the quadruple autograft larger than 8 mm in ACL reconstruction.

Francisco Figueroa, MD, and colleagues divided patients with MRI-diagnosed ACL ruptures and clinical instability with semitendinosus gracilis (ST-G) reconstructions and final graft size larger than 8 mm based on whether they received a quadruple ST-G graft (group A; n=33) or a 5-strand graft due to insufficient graft diameter (group B; n=37). The primary outcome measure was re-rupture rate in both groups, while secondary outcome measures included graft diameter smaller than 8 mm, postoperative Lysholm score, postoperative IKDC score and anterior laxity measured with a KT-1000 arthrometer.

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