Long-Term Results of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone: An Analysis of the Factors Affecting the Development of Osteoarthritis
Ahn JH et al. – Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with bone–patellar tendon–bone autograft showed satisfactory clinical results after a mean of 10.3 years. However, pain when walking on hard ground (38.4%) and numbness of the skin (37.6%) were reported. Moreover, the onset of osteoarthritis (OA) appeared in over 40% of the patients. The onset of OA in the medial compartment was correlated with partial meniscectomy and sagittal tibial tunnel position, and the onset of OA in the lateral compartment was correlated with higher body mass index (BMI).