Arthroscopic posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with hamstring tendon autograft: Results with a minimum 4-year follow-up

Chih Hwa Chen, Tai Yuan Chuang, Kun Chuang Wang, Wen Jer Chen, Chun Hsiung Shih

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This study prospectively evaluates the outcomes at a minimum 4-year follow-up after PCL reconstruction using quadruple hamstring tendon autograft with an arthroscopic double fixation technique. During 1996-1999, hamstring tendon autograft graft has been used in 57 patients. Data from 52 patients who had been followed up completely were analyzed. All patients suffered from a grade 3 or higher grade of posterior drawer test and posterior sag sign with MRI image confirmation. Twelve knees had combined posterior and posterolateral instability, which were simultaneously reconstructed. Clinical assessments included Lysholm knee score, International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) scores, KT-1000 instrumented test, thigh muscle assessment, and radiographic evaluation. The mean Lysholm score was 54 (40-65) and 91 (65-100) points (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1045-1054
Number of pages10
JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes



  • Arthroscopy
  • Hamstring
  • Posterior cruciate ligament
  • Reconstruction
  • Tendon graft

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Surgery

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