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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Knee P.c.l. Reconstruction: A Tibial Bed Fixation ("inlay") Technique Objective And Subjective Evaluation Of A 30-cases Series [reconstrução Do L.c.p. Do Joelho: Técnica De Fixação No Leito Tibial ("inlay") Avaliação Objetiva E Subjetiva De 30 Casos]
Author: Piedade S.R.
Munhoz R.R.
Cavenaghi G.
De Miranda J.B.
Mischan M.M.
Abstract: Surgical reconstruction of the knee posterior cruciate ligament (P.C.L.) still remains as a major therapeutic challenge. In this paper, we assessed 30 patients submitted to surgical reconstruction of the P.C.L. with a technique of tendinous graft fixation on tibial bed by direct approach ("INLAY"). Twenty-eight male patients and 2 female patients, with mean age of 31.10 years, participated on the study. The average injury time was 34.24 months. In 67% of the cases, injury was secondary to motorcycle accidents. Chondral injuries and knee anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries were present in 67% and 33% of the cases, respectively. Patients were assessed objectively (posterior drawer test) and subjectively (Lysholm's Scale). Mean post-operative follow-up time was 21.7 months. About 66% of the cases were rated as good and excellent at the subjective and objective evaluation. The statistical analysis showed a similar behavior for both evaluations. Post-operative clinical outcomes achieved in this study have encouraged us to keep using this surgical technique.
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Date Issue: 2006
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