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Methods and devices for graft fixation in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

  1. Chao Zeng,
  2. Guanghua Lei*,
  3. Shuguang Gao,
  4. Wei Luo

Editorial Group: Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group

Published Online: 3 SEP 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010730


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Zeng C, Lei G, Gao S, Luo W. Methods and devices for graft fixation in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD010730. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010730.

Author Information

  1. Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Department of Orthopaedics, Changsha, Hunan, China

*Guanghua Lei, Department of Orthopaedics, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, #87 Xiangya Road, Changsha, Hunan, 410008, China. 9640lgh@sina.cn.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 3 SEP 2013

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess the effects (benefits and harms) of different methods and devices for graft fixation in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.

In setting out our comparisons, we will group those relating to femoral fixation separately from those relating to tibial fixation. For femoral fixation, we will compare devices based on different mechanisms of fixation, the same mechanism of devices, new versus old, hardware-free versus hardware, and hybrid versus single. For tibial fixation, we will compare intratunnel versus extratunnel fixation devices, and different commonly-used devices.

We will not include the comparison of bioabsorbable versus metallic interference screws, as this is covered in another Cochrane review (Debieux 2012).