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Evaluation and comparison of the results between two different fixation methods results in arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction


Zekiye İpek Katırcı Kırmacı 1 , Gökhan Bülent Sever 1,2 , Neşe Tosun Çekiç 1
1 SANKO University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Gaziantep, Turkey
2 Sani Konukoğlu Hospital, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Gaziantep, Turkey

Abstract

We aimed to compare results obtaining from this study related to functional status and activity level of individuals who underwent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery using by two different fixation methods.
Material and Method: In this retrospective study, 40 patients undergoing surgery with Ziploop fixation technique (n = 20; mean age = 30.3 yrs.) and Aperfix fixation technique (n = 20, mean age: 32.2 yrs.) were evaluated. All patients were evaluated in the second year of the operation. Muscle strength of the knee muscles, range of motion of knee joint, and thigh circumference were measured. Pain was also assessed using by a visual analogue scale. Lysholm Knee Score form, International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) 2000 subjective knee evaluation form, Tegner activity level assessment were used.
Results. There were no significant difference between two terms of hamstring and quadriceps muscle strength, range of motion, pain and circumference results, Lysholm knee score form, IKD and Tegner results (p>0.05).
Conclusion. The results indicate that there is no superiority between the two methods in terms of recovery and functional level of the knee joint.


Key words:

hamstring graft, anterior cruciate ligament, femoral fixation, functional level


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Evaluation and comparison of the results between two different fixation methods results in arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction


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