2015 ISAKOS Biennial Congress ePoster #1386
Influence of Posterior Tibial Slope on Stability and Second-Look Arthroscopic Findings After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Hee-Gon Park, MD, Cheonan, Chungnam KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Chang-Hwan Hwang, MD, Cheonan, Chungnam KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Dankook University Hospital , Cheonan , Chung nam , KOREA
FDA Status Cleared
Summary: Influence of Posterior Tibial Slope on Stability and Second-Look Arthroscopic Findings after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
The purpose of this study was to analyze the influence of posterior tibial slope on stability in clinical and second-look arthroscopic evaluation after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.
Materials And Methods
From 2000 to 2011, 124 patients who underwent ACL reconstruction using an allogaft were enrolled in this
study. A posterior tibial slope between 0 and 4 degree was found in 28 patients (group A), between 5 o and 9 o in 64 patients (group B), and greater than 10 o in 32 patients (group C). We evaluated stability using the Lachman test and a KT-2000 arthrometer. In second-look arthroscopy, grafted tendons were evaluated based on the tension, rupture, and synovial coverage.
In clinical evaluation for stability, mean KT-2000 arthrometer and Lachman test at last follow-up showed no statistically significant differences depending on posterior tibial slope. Second-look arthroscopic findings showed no statistically significant difference between groups A and B (p=0.91). However, statistically significant relations were observed between groups A and C (p=0.03), and between groups B and C (p=0.02).
The results of this study suggest that patients who underwent ACL reconstruction with higher posterior tibial slope (=10 o ) have more lax tension in second-look arthroscopy, but not in clinical stability tests.
Key words: anterior cruciate ligament, reconstruction, stability, posterior slope