A Prospective Randomized Study of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Comparing Single-Bundle and Double-Bundle Techniques

단일다발 및 이중다발 전방십자인대 재건술의 전향적 무작위적 비교 연구

  • Park, Sang-Eun (Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dongguk University, Ilsan Hospital) ;
  • Lim, Moo-Joon (Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dongguk University, Ilsan Hospital)
  • 박상은 (동국대학교 의과대학 일산병원 정형외과) ;
  • 임무준 (동국대학교 의과대학 일산병원 정형외과)
  • Published : 2010.02.28


Purpose: To evaluate and compare the postoperative knee stability and functional scores between single- and double- bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction at a minimum 2 years follow-up. Materials and Methods: 56 patients (group T) with ACL injury in one knee were recruited with 27 allocated to the double bundle ACL reconstruction group (group D) and 29 to the single bundle ACL reconstruction group (group S). Clinical outcomes including Lysholm knee scores, Tegner activity scores, Lachman and pivot shift test results, and radiographic stabilities were also compared between two groups. Results: Clinical outcomes including Lysholm knee and Tegner activity scores were similar in the two groups at 2 years follow-up. Furthermore, stability results of Lachman test, pivot shift test, and radiological findings failed to reveal any significant inter-group differences. Conclusion: Double bundle ACL reconstruction does not produce better in clinical outcomes and postoperative stabilities.