To Study the Functional Outcome of Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction Using Hamstring Graft Fixed with Endobutton for Femur and Interference Screw and Suture Post for Tibial Fixation


Affiliations

  • Imphal Hospital and Research Centre, Department of Orthopaedics Surgeon, Imphal, Manipur, India
  • Saveetha Medical College, Department of Orthopaedics, Chennai, India
  • Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Department of Orthopaedics, Tamilnadu, India

Abstract

Background:Arthroscopic anterior cruciate reconstruction has become one of the most successful surgical techniques in sports medicine however initial secure graft fixation is essential for the success of any ACL reconstruction.

Objective: The study was done to evaluate the functional outcome of arthroscopic ACL reconstruction using hamstring graft fixed with endobutton for femur and interference screw and suture post for tibial fixation.

Material and Methods: From 2009 to 2013, 30 patients underwent ACL reconstruction using hamstring graft fixed with endobutton for femur and interference screw with additional suture post for tibial fixation and the outcome was observed using IKDC knee score 2000.

Results: The mean IKDC knee score at the follow up, 24 patients out of 30 patients had normal, 5 had nearly normal and 1 had abnormal outcome. The majority of patients had improved outcome by two grades.

Conclusion: In our study, endobutton for femoral tunnel and hybrid fixation combination of suture post with interference screw provides secure fixation for ACL reconstruction with hamstring graft.


Keywords

Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Hamstring Graft, Suture Post, Endobutton, Arthroscopy.

Subject Discipline

Orthopaedics

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