Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)


Retrospective Study Of Internal Derangements Of Knee Joints With MRI "

Dr. Saurabh Sachar, Dr. Sudhir Sachar

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2023, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 1621-1629

Background: Knee injury is the second most common problem in the musculoskeletal system for which patients consult their general physician or an orthopaedician. Since its introduction to musculoskeletal imaging in the early 1990`s and then onwards, MRI has revolutionized diagnostic imaging of the knee joints.  Magnetic resonance imaging has an advantage in diagnosis of menisci, ligaments and cartilages of the knee joints along with their pathologies and injuries, particularly in the early detection of grade I and grade II lesions. The ‘knee joint’, also known as the tibio-femoral joint, is one of the largest and a complex joint of the human body, and of one of the most frequently injured joints as the bony articular surface alone is inherently unstable. Therefore, it is imperative to study internal derangements in traumatic and degenerative knees

Correlation of patient’s height, weight and BMI and sizing of autogenous hamstring graft with functional outcome in patients with arthroscopic ACL reconstruction

Dr. Amar Singh, Dr. Shaswat Agrawal, Dr. Apoorv Dua

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 601-607

Background: The Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is among most commonly affected
ligaments, and surgical treatment is chosen for most patients who present pain and instability.
Aims and objectives: The aim of this study to assess the correlation of patient’s height,
weight and BMI with autologous harvested hamstring graft size.
Material and method: This study is Experimental study design. In this study a total of 50
patients, selected cases were operated for the primary ACL reconstruction utilizing hamstring
tendon autograft at the Department of Orthopedics at Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Medical
College, Delhi, India from 15th August 2020 to 15th Jan 2022.
Result: The correlation and p-value of height and weight was with respect to harvested graft
length (semitendinosus and gracilis) respectively. The other variables which include BMI do
not correlate with harvested graft length (semitendinosus and gracilis).
Conclusion: We found that there was slight correlation between weight and height of male
patient. We would suggest that: Height and weight could be successfully used as an
anthropometric measurements for evaluating graft length.