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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-41

Arthroscopic reconstruction of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in IGIMS: One year follow up

Department of orthopaedics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna-14, Bihar, India

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Manish Kumar
Associate professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna-14, Bihar
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Purpose : To review the results of patients who underwent arthroscopic reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) done in IGIMS. Methods : Patients having symptomatic ACL-deficient knees and who wanted to continue an active lifestyle or maintain sporting activities were included. ACL reconstruction using the quadrupled hamstring autografts in more than 100 patients were done . One-year follow up was completed in 56 patients who were then reviewed. The mean age of patients reviewed was 26.8 years (range, 21-39 years), of whom 35 (62.5%) were aged between 26 and 30 years. There were 52 male and 4 female patients (ratio, 13:1). Injuries on the left side was greater than right (32 versus 24).Both motor vehicle accidents as well as Sports injuries accounted for 46.4% (n=26) of patients, while household injuries accounted for 7.2% (n=4). Results : Excellent and good-to-excellent results were achieved in 6 (10.7%) and 40 (71.4%) of patients respectively. Residual knee swelling (n=13) was the most common complication, followed by difficulty in regaining full range of motion (n=9) and divergence of femoral screw (n=6). Conclusion : This procedure at IGIMS provided consistent and reproducible results and allowed patients, an early return to daily activities with minimal morbidity.

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