Investigation of Clinical Outcome of ACL Reconstruction Utilizing Two Tibial Fixation Techniques, Concentric Tapered Interference Screws and Interference Screw and Sheath

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : August 16, 2006
Last Update Posted : April 11, 2007
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Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:
Tibial fixation is the weak link when using soft tissue grafts and interference screws for fixation in a bony tunnel in ACL reconstruction. The Objective is to study two groups of patients undergoing double loop hamstring autograft ACL reconstruction and compare between the two tibial fixation devices: the tapered Deltascrew and the Intrafix screw and sheath .

Condition or disease
Primary ACL Tears

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 140 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Comparison Between Two Tibial Fixation Techniques in ACL Reconstruction

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males and females between ages 21 and 40 years.
  • Primary ACL tears.
  • Signed Informed consent.
  • Availability during follow up period.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Additional meniscal injury requiring suture.
  • Articular cartilage injury requiring surgical management.
  • Concomitant ligament injuries to the same knee requiring surgery.
  • Bilateral ACL injury.
  • Revision ACL surgery.
  • Concurrent fractures of the lower limbs caused by the same accident.
  • Post operative wound infection.

    • Post operative nerve injury

  • Cardiovascular compromise.
  • Professional sports people.
  • Soldiers on active military service.
  • Patients actively seeking compensation for injury.
  • Patients on other research protocols.
  • Patients receiving medications which alter bone metabolism: corticosteriods, Calcitonin, Flourides, Biphosphonates, Vitamin D and its derivatives, Cytotoxic drugs.
  • Non compliance. • Pregnancy

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Principal Investigator: Joseph Lowe, Dr. Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier: NCT00364897     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ACL001-HMO-CTIL
First Posted: August 16, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 11, 2007
Last Verified: February 2007