Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (2017) 137:1285–1291 DOI 10.1007/s00402-017-2728-5 AR THROSCOPY A ND SPORTS M EDIC INE Effects of initial graft tension on femoral tunnel widening after anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using a bone–patellar tendon–bone graft 1 1 1 1 • • • • Shuji Taketomi Hiroshi Inui Keitaro Tahara Nobuyuki Shirakawa 1 2 Sakae Tanaka Takumi Nakagawa Received: 6 November 2016 / Published online: 14 June 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract 27.7 ± 32.3%. Furthermore, TW (%) in Group H was Introduction The effects of initial graft tension upon tun- signiﬁcantly greater than that of Group L (P \ 0.001). No nel widening (TW) following anatomic anterior cruciate signiﬁcant differences were detected between the two ligament (ACL) reconstruction have not been elucidated. groups with regard to any of the clinical outcomes The purpose of this study was to retrospectively investigate evaluated. the effect of two different graft-tensioning protocols upon Conclusion High levels of initial graft tension resulted in femoral TW following anatomic ACL reconstruction using greater TW of the femoral tunnel aperture following a bone–patellar tendon–bone (BPTB) graft and a three- anatomical ACL reconstruction using BPTB grafts. How- dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT) model. ever, such levels
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 14, 2017
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