Bone Tunnel Widening Following ACL Reconstruction
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
Hypothesis 1: There is less tunnel-widening with bone–patella tendon–bone graft compared with the hamstring graft when the same fixation method is used. Tunnel widening is greater with achilles tendon allografts versus autograft bone-patella tendon-bone and hamstring autografts.
Hypothesis 2: Tunnel widening occurs in the early post-operative period (< 8 weeks) when the tendon remodels within the bone tunnels.
Hypothesis 3: Low pre-operative bone mineral density is associated with tunnel widening.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
Procedure: Surgical reconstruction of the ACL
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Bone Tunnel Widening Following ACL Reconstruction|
- Bone tunnel diameter/area
- Knee stability
|Study Start Date:||June 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2008|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00198042
|United States, New York|
|Hospital for Special Surgery|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|Principal Investigator:||Scott Rodeo, MD||Hospital for Special Surgery, New York|