Higher return to pre-injury type of sports after revision anterior ligament reconstruction with lateral extra-articular tenodesis compared to without lateral extra-articular tenodesis

Michèle Keizer*, Reinoud Brouwer, Feike de Graaff, Roy A. G. Hoogeslag

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    Abstract

    Purpose
    To evaluate the rate of return to pre-injury type of sports (RTS type) in patients after revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) with lateral extra-articular tenodesis (LET) compared to patients after revision ACLR without LET.

    Methods
    Seventy-eight patients who underwent revision ACLR with an autologous ipsilateral bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft with and without LET were included at least one year after surgery (mean follow-up: 43.9, SD: 29.2 months). All patients filled in a questionnaire about RTS type, the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS), the International Knee Documentation Committee subjective form (IKDCsubjective), and the Tegner activity score.

    Results
    The RTS type for revision ACLR with LET was 22 of 42 (52%), whereas 11 of 36 (31%) of the patients who underwent revision ACLR without LET returned to the pre-injury type of sport (p = 0.05). No significant differences were found in KOOS subscores, IKDCsubjective, and Tegner activity scores.

    Conclusion
    An additional LET increases the rate of RTS type after revision ACLR.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1699–1703
    Number of pages5
    JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
    Early online date23-Jun-2022
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2023

    Keywords

    • ACL
    • Revision
    • Lateral extra-articular tenodesis
    • Return to sport

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