A Prospective and Comparative Study of Functional Outcome of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair Using Quadriceps and Hamstrings Tendon Grafts
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the functional outcome of arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using hamstring tendon (Gracilis and semitendinosus) autograft versus Quadriceps tendon graft in individuals with ACL injuries. Arthroscopic reconstruction of the injured ACL has become the gold standard. Open reconstruction of ACL which was done earlier is not practised nowadays due to the complications associated such as increased post op pain, stiffness, and a lengthy rehabilitation phase. The “ideal graft” for ACL reconstruction is still a topic of debate. The most used grafts are Quadriceps tendon graft, bone patellar tendon bone graft and hamstring graft. Many studies have demonstrated comparable functional outcomes for different grafts.