MRI observations of patellar tendon length change after ACL reconstruction with hamstring autografts

MRI observations of patellar tendon length change after ACL reconstruction with hamstring autografts The post-operative patellar tendon length was studied to evaluate the possible tendon length change after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with hamstring autografts. The Insall-Salvati index, modified Insall-Salvati index, curved modified Insall-Salvati index and Caton-Deschamps index were observed by MRI during a follow-up period of 12 weeks on 20 ACL reconstructed knees. The results showed no patellar baja or alta pre-existed on those ACL injured patients. After a follow-up period of 12 weeks, no patellar tendon length change was observed. It is suggested that the change of patella was not the primary reason that may contribute to the premature patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis after ACL reconstruction. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology [Medical Sciences] Springer Journals

MRI observations of patellar tendon length change after ACL reconstruction with hamstring autografts

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Publisher
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
1672-0733
eISSN
1993-1352
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11596-017-1775-z
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Abstract

The post-operative patellar tendon length was studied to evaluate the possible tendon length change after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with hamstring autografts. The Insall-Salvati index, modified Insall-Salvati index, curved modified Insall-Salvati index and Caton-Deschamps index were observed by MRI during a follow-up period of 12 weeks on 20 ACL reconstructed knees. The results showed no patellar baja or alta pre-existed on those ACL injured patients. After a follow-up period of 12 weeks, no patellar tendon length change was observed. It is suggested that the change of patella was not the primary reason that may contribute to the premature patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis after ACL reconstruction.

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Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology [Medical Sciences]Springer Journals

Published: Aug 8, 2017

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