Results And Outcomes

Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction has proven to be a successful and reliable technique for restoring knee stability and function. Recent reports analyzing the results of patellar tendon and hamstring autograft reconstruction have demonstrated that patient

Figure 51-15 Arthroscopic image of a double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using tibialis anterior allograft. This reconstructive construct is a relatively new, experimental concept that attempts to improve on knee kinematics following reconstruction. AM, anteromedial; PL, posterolateral.

Figure 51-15 Arthroscopic image of a double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using tibialis anterior allograft. This reconstructive construct is a relatively new, experimental concept that attempts to improve on knee kinematics following reconstruction. AM, anteromedial; PL, posterolateral.

satisfaction following ACL reconstruction has been very high. Approximately 90% to 95% of patients are satisfied with their knee following ACL reconstruction and would have the procedure performed on their contralateral knee if it were injured. Objectively, approximately 75% to 90% of patients will have restoration of knee stability as assessed by pivot-shift testing and KT-1000 measurements. Additionally, approximately 65% of patients undergoing reconstruction return to their previous level of performance.30,36

Although, these numbers are encouraging, there still remains room for improvement. Innovations in surgical techniques, such as double-bundle reconstruction, and the introduction of improved fixation alternatives and biologics may ultimately improve on these already excellent results37 (Fig. 51-15).

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