Functional Outcome Following Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction with Rigid Fix: A Retrospective Observational Study

Document Type : RESEARCH PAPER


1 MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

2 Sparsh Hospitals, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

3 Adichunchungiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellur, Bangalore, Karnataka, India


Background: No uniform consensus exists to decide type of fixation for arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Hypothsis: There is similar functional outcome after rigid fix compared to other methods of fixation which has been published.
Study design: Retrospective observational study.
Methods: A total of 50 patients underwent arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with hamstring tendons using femoral Rigid fix cross-pin and interference screw tibial fixation. The evaluation methods were clinical examination, IKDC scores, Lysholm and pre injury and post reconstruction Tegner score. Patients were followed up from minimum of 6 months to 4 year seven months.
Results: C In our study of sample size 50 we found that mean age of patients was 30.8 Years with male preponderance. Mean post operative IKDC and Lysholm score has been 75.6 and 84.4 respectively.Mean Tegner pre-injury score and post reconstruction score has been 5.4 and 4.26 .Box plot comparison of pre injury and post operativeTegner score reveals a statistically significant difference with respect to paired t test P
Conclusions: Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with femoral rigid fix cross pins and tibial interference screws results in comparable short term to midterm functional results compared to other types of fixation


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