Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with periosteum-enveloping hamstring tendon graft

Chih H. Chen, Wen J. Chen, Chun Hsiung Shih, Shih W. Chou

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Tendon-bone incorporation of a tendon graft within the bone tunnel is of priority concern when using for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Superior healing process and stronger healing strength can be achieved when periosteum is sutured on the tendon inserted into a bone tunnel. We applied this idea to ACL reconstruction for enhancing tendon graft-bone tunnel healing. This is a prospective clinical outcome study with this surgical technique at minimal 2 years follow-up. Periosteum-enveloping hamstring tendon graft has been used in 68 patients. Data from 62 patients who had been followed up completely were analyzed. All patients suffered from a grade 3 or higher grade of Lachman and anterior drawer test with a positive pivot-shift test. Clinical assessments included the Lysholm knee scores, International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) scores, KT-1000 instrumented testing, thigh muscle assessment, and radiographic evaluation. The median Lysholm knee score was 59 (40-70) and 94 (60-100) points (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398-405
Number of pages8
JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Anterior cruciate ligament
  • Arthroscopy
  • Hamstring tendon graft
  • Periosteum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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