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Smoking and reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament.

Abstract:

We sought to determine whether smoking affected the outcome of reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. We analysed the results of 66 smokers (group 1 with a mean follow-up of 5.67 years (1.1 to 12.7)) and 238 non-smokers (group 2 with a mean follow-up of 6.61 years (1.2 to 11.5)), who were statistically similar in age, gender, graft type, fixation and associated meniscal and chondral pathology. The assessment was performed using the International Knee Documentation Committee form an...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Wandless, F More by this author
Thomas, NP More by this author
Journal:
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume
Volume:
88
Issue:
8
Pages:
1027-1031
Publication date:
2006-08-05
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ISSN:
0301-620X
URN:
uuid:1a2c34b4-7566-435a-82d1-cc1923ff24ac
Source identifiers:
108779
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pubs:108779

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