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Transphyseal reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament in prepubescent children.

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We present the results of 17 children of Tanner stage 1 or 2 who underwent reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament between 1999 and 2006 using a transphyseal procedure, employing an ipsilateral four-strand hamstring graft. The mean age of the children was 12.1 years (9.5 to 14). The mean follow-up was 44 months (25 to 100). Survival of the graft, the functional outcome and complications were recorded. There was one re-rupture following another injury. Of the remaining patients, all h...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Imbuldeniya, AM More by this author
Journal:
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume
Volume:
90
Issue:
10
Pages:
1317-1322
Publication date:
2008-10-05
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ISSN:
0301-620X
URN:
uuid:e5a80ab4-40d4-41b6-bce5-82bcc31f8ca5
Source identifiers:
374977
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pubs:374977

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