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Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B:
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e328348aa47

Anterior cruciate ligament recostruction with bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft in Tanner 3 stage patients with open physes

Memeo, Antonioa; Pedretti, Leopoldob; Miola, Francescab; Albisetti, Walterb

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Ten skeletally immature patients were treated with an arthroscopic-assisted anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with bone-patellar tendon bone autograft (compass, 50–55°; holes, 7–9 mm). Radiological assessments (standard radiograph), Orthopädische Arbeitsgruppe Knie (OAK) score and KT 1000, were conducted on all patients, 1 year after surgery. Skeletal maturity had been reached by all patients and no complications were observed. All patients returned to their preinjury sport level. Drilling more vertical tunnels when bone-tendon-bone autograft was chosen to avoid partial epiphysiodesis and offers good functional and isometric results.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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