Research Study

Interference Screw Fixation Versus All-Inside Suspensory Fixation Method Comparing Radiographic Tunnel Widening in Anatomic Single Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
Principal Investigator 
Patrick Chin

Overview

Body Locations and Systems 
Knee
Diagnosis and Therapy 
Surgery and Rehabilitation
ClinicalTrials.gov# 
NCT02052856
Status 
Closed to Recruitment
Study Start/End 
Dec 17, 2012 to Apr 30, 2015
Locations 
UBC Hospital
Name/Title 
Gurpal Athwal, Research Coordinator
Phone 
604-827-5184
Purpose of Study 

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the incidence and degree of bone tunnel widening between two groups who have undergone anterior cruciate ligament reconstructive surgery. The two groups have undergone different graft fixation methods: an interference screw/suspensory button fixation hybrid technique, and an all-inside suspensory method fixation. Tunnels are created at the time of surgery for graft placement and fixation, but have been known to enlarge post-operatively. Little has been studied on the relatively new all-inside technique. X-rays of the operative knee will be used to assess tunnel width. Secondary outcomes will include clinical evaluation and outcome scoring questionnaires.

Eligibility 

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Disclaimer 

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