This journal only 2001, Number 1 Rev Mex Cir Endoscop 2001; 2 (1) Arthrometry in pre-, trans- and postoperatory evaluation in arthroscopic reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligament Ilizaliturri SVM, Ilizaliturri VVM, Almazán DA, Delgado CE Full text How to cite this article Language: Spanish References: 15 Page: 26-30 PDF size: 71.62 Kb. Key words: Anterior cruciate ligament, arthrometry, arthroscopy, bone-tendon-bone. ABSTRACT The injury of the anterior cruciate ligament is always because of trauma and affects the economically active population specially the segment that is involved in sports activity. The return to the level of activity that existed before the injury depends on precise reconstruction. The chance of developing degenerative joint disease is also lower if an anatomic reconstruction is achieved. We understand that the anterior cruciate ligament must be reconstructed anatomically, the strength of the fixation should be sufficient enough to support the graft until it heals. The tensioning of the graft should also be anatomic. The use of arthrometry during the treatment of the anterior cruciate ligament injury helps to retore the correct tension on the graft reconstruction using the other knee as a displacement parameter. To evaluate if reconstruction wiht anatomic tension will prevent the on set of degenerative joint disease, longer follow-up of this kind of studies must be done. REFERENCES Andersson C, Gillquist. Treatment of isolated and combined ruptures of the anterior cruciate ligament. A long term follow-up study. Am J Sports Med 1992; 20: 7. Jomha NM, Pinczewski LA, Clingellefeler A, Otto DD. Arthroscopic reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament with patellar bone-tendon-bone and interference screw fixation. The results after seven years. J Bone Joint Surg Br 1999; 81: 775. Brahambhatt V, Smolinski R, McGlowan J, Dwochwski J, Ziv I. Double stranded hamstring tendons for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Knee Surg 1999; 12(3): 141. Webb JM, Corry IS, Pinczewski LA. Endoscopic reconstruction for isolated anterior cruciate ligament rupture. J Bone Joint Surg Br 1998; 80: 288-94. Butler DL. Evaluation of fixation methods in cruciate ligament replacement. Instr Couse Lec 1987; 23. 173-83. Matsumoto H, Toyoda T, Kawakubo M. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction ad physiological joint laxity. Earliest changes in joint stability and stiffness after reconstruction. J Orthop Sci 1999; 4: 191-6. Andersen HN, Amis AA. Review on tension in the natural and reconstructed anterior cruciate ligament. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 1994; 2: 192-202. Review. Amis AA, Jackob RP. Anterior cruciate ligament graft positioning, tensioning and twisting. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 1998; 6 Suppl 1: S2-12. Patel JV, Church JS, Hall AJ. Central third patellar bone-tendon-bone anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a 5 year follow-up. Arthroscopy 2000; 16: 67. Lambert KL. Vascularized patella graft with rigid internal fixation for anterior cruciate ligament insufficiency. Clin Orthop 1983; 172: 85-89. Strand T, Solheim E. Clinical test versus KT-1000 instrumented laxity test in acute anterior cruciate ligament tears. Int J Spots Med 1995; 16: 51-3. Graham GP, Johnson S, Dent CM. Comparison of clinical tests and the KT1000 in the diagnosis of anterior cruciate ligament rupture. Br J Sports Med 1991; 25: 96-7. Foster IW, Warren-Smith CD, Tew M. Is the KT1000 Knee ligament arthrometer reliable? J Bone Joint Surg Br 1989; 71: 843-7. Abate JA, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ. Initial fixation strength of polylactic acid interference screws in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy 1998; 14. 278-84. Letda I, Grifin MD. Non contact anterior cruciate ligament injury. Risk factors and prevention strategies. J AAOS 2000; 8: 141-150.