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Surgical reconstruction in chronic posterior cruciate ligament injuries of the knee

Che Ahmad, Aminudin and Nik Mohd Najmi, Nik Mohd Fatmy and Osman Cassim, Samsudin and Yeap, Joo Kong and Mohd Yusof, Hyzan (2015) Surgical reconstruction in chronic posterior cruciate ligament injuries of the knee. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 14 (2). pp. 29-33. ISSN 1823-4631

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Introduction: This is a cross-sectional study to evaluate the outcome of posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in chronic injuries using ipsilateral Bone-patella tendon-Bone graft in nine patients, between January 2000 and January 2003 at our institution. Methods: Eight male and one female patient; their ages ranged from 18 to 36 years old. The surgery was done at an average of 17.2 months (range from 3 and 40 months) post injury. All patients were followed up for a minimum of two years period. The assessment was done at twelve and twenty-four months using Lysholm knee score, IKDC knee examination evaluation score and arthrometric measurement with KT-2000. Results: The result showed only moderate success in restoration of ligament stability with 73.4% satisfactory objective results. However, the functional improvement and patient satisfaction is only 55%. The incidences of degenerative changes were 89% at the time of operation. Conclusion: Surgical reconstruction of chronic Posterior Cruciate Ligament restored satisfactory stability of the knee but the functional outcome was only moderate.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3516/47947
Uncontrolled Keywords: Posterior cruciate ligament, surgical reconstruction, chronic ligament injury, knee instability
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Dr Nik Mohd Fatmy Nik Mohd Najmi
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2016 16:01
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2016 13:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47947

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