Bioabsorbable versus titanium interference screws with hamstring autograft in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a prospective randomized trial with 2-year follow-up

Myers, Peter, Logan, Martin, Stokes, Andy, Boyd, Kevin and Watts, Mark (2008) Bioabsorbable versus titanium interference screws with hamstring autograft in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a prospective randomized trial with 2-year follow-up. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery, 24 7: 817-823. doi:10.1016/j.arthro.2008.02.011

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Author Myers, Peter
Logan, Martin
Stokes, Andy
Boyd, Kevin
Watts, Mark
Title Bioabsorbable versus titanium interference screws with hamstring autograft in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a prospective randomized trial with 2-year follow-up
Journal name Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0749-8063
1526-3231
Publication date 2008-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.arthro.2008.02.011
Volume 24
Issue 7
Start page 817
End page 823
Total pages 7
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher W.B. Saunders
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to prospectively assess the outcome of hamstring autograft anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction by use of identically shaped bioabsorbable and titanium interference screws in a randomized trial.

Methods: One hundred patients were randomized to have either bioabsorbable or titanium interference screws used for graft tunnel fixation in hamstring autograft ACL reconstruction. Patients were objectively and subjectively assessed preoperatively and 3, 6, 12, and 24 months postoperatively. Radiographs at 12 months postoperatively were also assessed for tunnel width.

Results: There were no differences in clinical outcome by use of Lysholm and International Knee Documentation Committee scores between the 2 groups at any stage of follow-up to 2 years. Tibial tunnel widths were the same between the 2 groups. There was slightly more tunnel widening in the femur when bioabsorbable interference screws were used.

Conclusions: Identically shaped bioabsorbable interference screws and titanium interference screws used for hamstring autograft ACL reconstruction are equally successful up to 2 years postoperatively.

Level of Evidence: Level I, prospective randomized trial with more than 80% follow-up.
Keyword Anterior cruciate ligament
Bioabsorbable
Hamstring autograft
Interference screws
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Publications
 
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