J ISAKOS 2021 Mar 3;6(2):88-93. Epub 2020 Nov 3.
School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Objective: To determine if anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with a quadriceps tendon (QT) could achieve faster postoperative recovery compared with hamstring tendon (HT) ACL reconstruction.
Methods: Thirty-seven QT patients were matched for gender, age and preinjury activity level with 74 HT patients. A 6-month postoperative assessment included standardised reported outcome measures: patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) (International Knee Documentation Committee-subjective knee evaluation form, Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score-knee related quality of life subscale, ACL-Return to Sport after Injury scale, Marx activity scale, anterior knee pain), range of motion (active, standing and passive), anterior knee laxity testing, hop tests (single and triple crossover hop for distance) and isokinetic strength testing of the knee extensors and flexors. Read More