Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

Vadillo-Carstensen L, Luna-Pizarro D, Cruz-Álvarez D, Hernández-Cuevas V
Pre- and postoperative functional status of patients subjected to anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction associated with knee dislocation
Acta Ortop Mex 2010; 24 (6)

Language: Español
References: 12
Page: 400-403
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Introduction: The injury of the cruciate ligaments secondary to knee dislocation is caused by high energy trauma; its incidence rate is less than 0.02%; there are multiple treatments, with surgery being the most common one. Objective: To determine the functional characteristics of patients who underwent cruciate ligament plasty and sustained knee dislocation. Material and methods: An observational, prospective, cross-sectional study was conducted including all adult patients with a diagnosis of cruciate ligament injury resulting from knee dislocation who were surgically treated from January 2006 to December 2007. Two knee functional assessment scales were used. Results: A total of 16 patients were included, 12 males and 4 females; mean age was 32.1 years. The Knee Society Clinical Rating Scale had a positive correlation with the Lysholm Knee Scoring Scale (r = 0.836) with p = 0.001. Discussion: The functional results of patients treated surgically are diverse. This study was not conducted as a controlled clinical trial due to the absence of randomization, which was not possible due to the infrequency of the condition. Conclusions: It will be necessary to confirm the results after a longer follow-up and in a comparative, double-blind study of patients undergoing surgery.

Key words: reconstruction, knee, anterior cruciate ligament, dislocation.