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Úspěšnost kadaverózních náhrad předního zkříženého vazu kolenního kloubu se zaměřením na subjektivní spokojenost pacientů

Title in English The Use of BTB Allograft in Revision Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Its Success Rate in Terms of Subjective Patient Satisfaction


Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Acta chirurgiae orthopaedicae et traumatologiae Čechoslovaca
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Faculty of Medicine

Field Traumatology and orthopaedic surgery
Keywords anterior cruciate ligament; revision ACL reconstruction; tendon graft insufficiency; BTB autograft insufficiency; BTB allograft of the ACL; cadaverous BTB graft; ACL graft rerupture
Description PURPOSE OF THE STUDY A retrospective evaluation of the success rate of revision ACL reconstruction performed using BTB allograft in terms of the life expectancy of the procedure up to and over five years from surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS Over a ten-year period, from 2003 to 2013, we performed 47 revision ACL reconstruction surgeries. The majority of the primary ACL reconstructions using BTB autografts were not performed at our site. The group observed included 16 women (34%) and 31 men (66%). The women were aged between 25 and 48 years, the median age being 32.5, and the men were aged between 25 and 46 years with the median age of 35. We were able to make a full pre- and post-operative evaluation of 22 out of 47 patients who underwent secondary ACL reconstruction surgery using a cadaverous BTB graft. This evaluation included an objective clinical testing and a subjective evaluation of the function and stability of the knee joint using the Tegner activity score, Lysholm score, and a modified Cincinatti score. The set of 22 patients was split into two groups: up to five years from revision surgery and over five years from the procedure. RESULTS In the group of patients who were fully evaluated within five years of revision reconstruction there was an average improvement of 16.4 points on the Cincinatti score, 19.9 points on the Lysholm score, and an upward movement averaging 1.5 levels on the Tegner activity score. In the over five years from surgery category the average improvement was 15.5, 15.9, and 1.2 levels upward movement, respectively. We were unable to prove a significantly increased level of failure in BTB allografts after five and more years from revision ACL reconstruction.

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