Rates of Secondary Surgery Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair with Suture Tape Augmentation are Comparable to Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Graeme P. Hopper, MBChB, MSc, MRCSEd, MFSTEd, MD, FRCSGlas (Tr&Orth), UNITED KINGDOM William Thomas Wilson, MBChB BSc(MedSci) FRCS (Orth) MFSEM(UK), UNITED KINGDOM Lucas O'Donnell, MBChB, UNITED KINGDOM Christopher Hamilton, MBChB, UNITED KINGDOM Mark Blyth, MB ChB, FRCS (TR Orth), UNITED KINGDOM Gordon M Mackay, MD, UNITED KINGDOM
Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
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Summary: This study demonstrates comparable rates of secondary surgery when comparing traditional ACL reconstruction with hamstring autograft to ACL repair with suture tape augmentation. Therefore, ACL repair with suture tape augmentation should be considered a safe and reliable alternative to ACL reconstruction in cases of acute proximal ACL ruptures.