Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries and Outcome of Arthroscopic Reconstruction Using Quadrupled Hamstrings: A Kenyan Experience

  • TK Byakika


Objective: To study the results of arterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repairs using arthroscopic assisted reconstructions using harmstrings. A follow-up rehabilitation programme of immediate mobilisation, weight bearing and extension. Subjects: Twenty arthroscopic reconstructions of the anterior cruciate ligament using the hamstrings were performed at the Nairobi hospital between October 2004 and December 2006. Methodology: A consecutive study of 20 patients whose clinical work up and surgery were done by the author and assesed post-operatively for pain stability and satisfaction. Complications noted are evaluated and addressed accordingly. Setting: The Nairobi Hospital. Results: All the patients had satisfactory results based on patient satisfaction, freedom from pain and range of movements. Conclusion: Arthroscopically assisted hamstring ACL repair has good results and is to be encouraged.

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eISSN: 1994-1072
print ISSN: 1994-1072