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J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1991 May;73(3):377-80.

Early results of the Leeds-Keio anterior cruciate ligament replacement.

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Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland.


We report the two- to four-year results following the insertion of the Leeds-Keio prosthetic ligament for chronic anterior cruciate deficiency. Virtually all the 20 patients were less disabled by instability, but objective results were good or excellent in only two-thirds and under anaesthesia the pivot shift sign was still positive in half. Arthroscopic and histological assessment in 16 patients failed to show the development of a functional neoligament, and the common appearance of a synovitic reaction to polyester particles gave concern.

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