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Table 2 Characteristics of Included Comparative Clinical Studies

From: Comparison of artificial graft versus autograft in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a meta-analysis

Study Journal Implant Followups (months) Autograft Synthetic graft Outcome
Autograft Synthetic graft No. of patients Age Gender (Male/Female) No. of patients Age Gender (Male/Female)
Pan 2013 Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol BPTB LARS 50 (48–54) 30 33.9 19/11 32 35.9 25/7 Anterior laxity; IKDC score; Lysholm score; Tegner score
Ghalayini 2010 Knee BPTB LK 60 26 30.9 19/7 24 31.7 21/3 Anterior laxity; IKDC score; Lysholm score; Tegner score; one-hop test
Liu 2010 Int Orthop HT LARS 49 (48–52) 32 32 24/8 28 36 21/7 Anterior laxity; IKDC score; Lysholm score; Tegner score
Pritchett 2009 J Knee Surg BPTB PGADacron 138 (84–228) 35 25 24/11 35 26 23/12 Anterior laxity; IKDC score; Lysholm score; KOOS
Nau 2002 J Bone Joint Surg Br BPTB LARS 24 27 30.9 15/12 26 31.0 21/5 Anterior laxity; IKDC score; Tegner score; KOOS
aGrøntvedt 1995 Scand J Med Sci Sports BPTB LAD 24 26 NR NR 22 NR NR Anterior laxity; Lysholm score; Tegner score; Isokinetic strength
Endstrom 1993 Clin Orthop Relat Res BPTB LK 28 30 23.8 14/16 30 23.4 21/9 Anterior laxity; IKDC score; Lysholm score; Tegner score; Muscle performance
  1. BPTB bone-patellar tendon-bone, LARS ligament advanced reinforcement system, LK Leeds-Keio synthetic graft, HT hamstring tendon, LAD ligament augmentation device, PGA-Dacron polyglycolic acid-Dacron, IKDC International Knee Documen- tation Committee, KOOS Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score, NR not reported
  2. aThe mean age and the gender distribution were not described separately in this study. The mean age of the patients was 25 years (range 15–42). There were 18 men and 30 women altogether including in this research