Very interesting technique for harvesting a double-layered, partial-thickness Quadriceps Tendon graft for ACL-Revision surgery, developed and introduced by Prof. Karl-Heiz Frosch and his associates Prof. Ralph Akoto and Dr. Lena Eggeling
In this interesting study the research group from University clinic in Hamburg led by Prof. Karl-Heinz Frosch and Prof. Ralph Akoto introduced a new quadriceps-tendon graft technique using a double-layered, partial-thickness, soft tissue quadriceps tendon graft (dlQUAD) for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction revision procedures (ACLR).
In their study the authors analyzed a total of 114 patients who underwent revision ACLR at a mean follow-up of 26.9 ± 3.7 months and found that the patients treated with the ACLR with the dlQUAD technique showed lower failure rates and small increases in Tegner and IKDC scores compared to the ACLR cases with HT grafts.
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Research and surgical team from the Department of Trauma Surgery and Orthopedics of the University clinic in Hamburg (UKE), Germany led by Prof. Karl-Heinz Frosch is one of the leading teams in Europe, known for their excellent clinical and research work in all areas of Orthopedics, Sports medicine and Traumatology.