Aim: The purpose of this retrospective study was to examine the clinical outcomes of anatomic single-bundle ACL reconstruction using a free Quadriceps (QUADRI) tendon or a quadrupled Hamstring (HAM) autograft.
Materials and methods: The prospective retrospective analysis (Level III, Therapeutic Study) included consecutive patients who underwent ACL reconstruction between April 2017 and April 2020 using either a free Quadriceps tendon autograft or a Hamstring tendon autograft. All patients underwent ACL repair due to isolated ACL injuries. Before surgery, and at six weeks, six months, and one-year follow-up, the Tegner-Lysholm knee scoring system and the modified Cincinnati knee score were used.
Results: In the present study, ten people received Quadriceps (QUADRI) grafts and 35 received Hamstring (HAM) grafts. The demographic data for the groups were extremely comparable. The mean follow-up length for the HAM group was 11.96 ± 0.28 months, while the QUADRI group had a mean follow-up period of 11.25 ± 0.43 months. No significant variations in the Cincinnati Score were observed between the two groups during any of the treatment's follow-up periods. Similarly, the Tegner Lysholm Score revealed no statistically significant differences between the HAM and QUADRI groups at all follow-up visits, except for the sixth week.
Conclusion: Clinical outcomes are comparable in terms of stability and subjective assessments following ACL reconstruction using a free Quadriceps or Hamstring tendon autograft.
Published Date: 2021-10-01; Received Date: 2021-09-03