Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with fresh-frozen patellar tendon allografts
Valentí J.R., Sala D., Schweitzer D.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, School of Medicine, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
A prospective study was performed on 30 patients who underwent an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with fresh-frozen patellar tendon allograft. An arthroscopic technique alone was used in 10 patients, and in the other 20 patients this was combined with a miniarthrotomy.
After a mean follow up of 35 months, the overall functional results were satisfactory in 85%. There were no cases of infection, disease transmission or tissue rejection. Fresh-frozen patellar tendon allografts are a good method of anterior cruciate reconstruction.
CITATION Int Orthop. 1994;18(4):210-4