A study of outcome of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using hamstring graft

Karthik, A (2015) A study of outcome of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using hamstring graft. Masters thesis, Madurai Medical College, Madurai.

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Abstract

BACK GROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A wide variety of techniques and graft types are now available for the reconstruction of ACL. The development of new surgical techniques and recent advances in instrumentation has enabled surgeons to achieve better results. However, varying opinion exist among experts with regard to the ideal technique and graft type to be used. Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction using hamstring autograft with fixation in the femoral tunnel using endobutton and in the tibial tunnel with interference screw is a literature proven excellent technique. We have undertaken this study to analyze the functional outcome in our experience with this procedure. METHODS: This is a prospective study of patients with ACL injury who underwent Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction using hamstring autograft. Postoperatively, all patients were initiated on the same rehabilitation protocol. All patients were followed up for atleast six months period at regular intervals. Lysholm knee scoring was used to functionally assess the patient. RESULTS: 80% of the patients had good and excellent functional outcome. 67% patients returned to pre-injury level. CONCLUSION: We conclude that the functional outcome of arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using hamstring autograft is excellent to good (80%). With proper patient selection and physiotherapy protocol, full occupational and recreational activities can be expected for most of the patients within four to six months of the procedure.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: outcome ; anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction ; hamstring graft.
Subjects: MEDICAL > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 01:49
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 01:49
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/3312

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