Preoperative Estimated Width of the Patellar Tendon for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
The Journal of Knee Surgery
This study aims to compare the actual patellar tendon width with the skin and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements and to describe a more accurate method to predict the actual patellar tendon width before anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR).Thirty-nine patients undergoing primary ACLR were identified. Patients with patellar tendon width of less than 30 mm by skin or MRI measurements were excluded from the study. The actual patellar tendon width was measured as an intraoperative reading taken after surgical exposure. Mean difference between the skin and actual measurement and mean difference between the MRI and actual measurement was calculated. Paired
Gupta S, Bartolozzi AR, Miller L, Morgan C, Anyangwe V, Cavinatto L. Preoperative Estimated Width of the Patellar Tendon for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. J Knee Surg. 2020 Dec;33(12):1213-1218. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1693025. Epub 2019 Jul 8. PMID: 31284320.