Keywords : Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
Correlation of patient’s height, weight and BMI and sizing of autogenous hamstring graft with functional outcome in patients with arthroscopic ACL reconstruction
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.