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AperFix versus transfix in reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligament.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20812579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this retrospective study was to compare clinical outcomes of the TransFix (Arthrex Inc., Naples, FL) fixation method and the brand-new AperFix (Cayenne Medical, Scottsdale, AZ) device in arthroscopic reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligament. A total of 38 patients with isolated complete anterior cruciate ligament rupture underwent arthroscopic reconstruction via two different fixation methods using hamstring autografts. Patients were evaluated in terms of range of motion values, Lysholm scores, laxity testing, and complications. Average flexion was 136.53 +/- 6.9 degrees in the TransFix group and 126.32 +/- 4.9 degrees in the AperFix group (p < 0.001). Mean Lysholm score was 82.42 +/- 8.5 in the TransFix group and 88.68 +/- 9.4 in the AperFix group (p < 0.022). There was no significance between the two groups in terms of laxity testing and complication rates. In the early postoperative period, satisfactory and comparable clinical results were achieved with the AperFix system when compared with cross-pin fixation in arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Onat Uzumcugil; Ahmet Dogan; Erhan Dalyaman; Merter Yalcinkaya; Emre Akman; Yusuf Ozturkmen; Mustafa Caniklioglu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of knee surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1538-8506     ISO Abbreviation:  J Knee Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-03     Completed Date:  2010-09-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101137599     Medline TA:  J Knee Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, S.B. Istanbul Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Anterior Cruciate Ligament / injuries*,  surgery*
Biocompatible Materials
Follow-Up Studies
Knee Joint / surgery
Orthopedic Fixation Devices*
Polyethylene Glycols
Range of Motion, Articular
Retrospective Studies
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biocompatible Materials; 0/Ketones; 0/Polyethylene Glycols; 31694-16-3/polyetheretherketone

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