SATISFACTORY KNEE FUNCTION AFTER MULTI-LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION: MINIMUM 10-YEAR FOLLOW-UP
T. Sanders, N. Kennedy, D. Dahm, A. Krych, M. Stuart, B. Levy
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate knee function following knee multi-ligament reconstruction (MLR) at minimum 10-year follow-up. METHODS: This study identified patients with a multi-ligament knee injury between 1992 and 2007. Patients who received MLR during the study period and had a minimum follow-up of 10 years after surgery were included. Functional outcomes were assessed using Lysholm and IKDC scores. Risk factors for poor knee function were assessed. RESULTS: Fifty patients who had undergone MLR at an average of 11.8 years (range: 10–15 years) were included. The mean age was 32.5 years (range: 15-61 years) and 74% of patients were male. The mean IKDC score was 68.6 and the mean Lysholm score was 71.3. Neither age at surgery, gender, time from injury to surgery, concurrent meniscal or cartilage pathology, nor knee dislocation grade were associated with poor knee function. CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates that good long-term subjective knee function can be achieved in patients with multi-ligament knee injuries treated with ligament reconstruction. Additionally, it demonstrates that associated injuries such as meniscal or chondral damage, and patient traits such as age, sex, and multi-ligament knee injury grade are not associated with significantly worse outcomes.
Sanders, T; Kennedy, N; Dahm, D; Krych, A; Stuart, M; and Levy, B
"SATISFACTORY KNEE FUNCTION AFTER MULTI-LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION: MINIMUM 10-YEAR FOLLOW-UP,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 8:
6, Article 80.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol8/iss6/80