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Table 4 Comparisons in the Clinical Outcome between groups I and II (SD: Standard deviation, IKDC: International Knee Documentation Committee)

From: Effects of initial graft tension on clinical outcome after anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: comparison of two graft tension protocols

  Group I (N=44) Group II (N=53) P value
Loss of knee motion    0.025
 Loss of extension (>5°) 4 patients (9%) 0 patients
 Loss of flexion (>15°) 0 patients 0 patients
Mean Lysholm knee score (points) 98.1 (SD, 2.9) 97.5 (SD, 3.0) 0.3220
IKDC evaluation    0.4494
 A (normal) 24 patients 34 patients  
 B (nearly normal) 16 patients 17 patients  
 C (nearly abnormal) 4 patients 2 patients  
 D (abnormal) 0 patients 0 patients  
Mean isokinetic peak torquea    
 Quadriceps muscle 87.4 % (SD, 11.8) 88.0 % (SD, 14.2) 0.8237
 Hamstring muscle 95.8 % (SD, 15.3) 94.1 % (SD, 11.9) 0.5398
  1. aRatio of the treated knee to the uninjured knee, expressed as a percentage