The influence of graft placement on clinical outcome in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Roberto Padua, Federica Alviti, Michele Venosa, Carlo Mazzola, Luca Padua

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Purpose: the aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of graft tunnel position on both clinicaloutcome and instrumental knee stability inpatients submitted to arthroscopic ACL reconstruction using a bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPtB) graft. Methods: thirty patients (24 men and 6 women) who underwent ACL reconstruction performed using an autologous bone-patellar tendon-bone graft were studied at a mean follow-up of 18 months. Clinical outcome was assessed on the basis of the Lysholm score, tegner activity level, international Knee Documentation Committee (iKDC) subjective form and the short Form-36. Clinical outcomes were correlated with both femoral and tibial tunnel placement measured on standard anteroposterior and lateral knee radiographs, in accordance with established guidelines. Results: tibial tunnel position on the lateral view correlated significantly with both the iKDC subjective form (r = -0.72; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-16
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Anterior cruciate ligament
  • Clinical outcome
  • Femoral tunnel
  • Graft placement
  • Tibial tunnel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery


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