Bone Tunnel Widening Following ACL Reconstruction
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 Knee Injuries||Procedure: Surgical reconstruction of the ACL|
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Bone Tunnel Widening Following ACL Reconstruction|
- Bone Tunnel Diameter [ Time Frame: 2 years ]Bone tunnel diameter measured on MRI
- Bone Tunnel Cross Sectional Area [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||December 31, 2015|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 31, 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Surgical Reconstruction of the ACL||
Procedure: Surgical reconstruction of the ACL
Surgical reconstruction of the ACL
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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|