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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Outcome of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery in Tuanku Fauziah Hospital, Kangar, Malaysia

Logheswaren Suppiah, Ewe Juan Yeap, Mohamad Yazid Bin Din

Citation Information : Suppiah L, Yeap EJ, Din MY. Outcome of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery in Tuanku Fauziah Hospital, Kangar, Malaysia. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2013; 47 (2):103-106.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1065

Published Online: 00-06-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the primary stabilizer of the knee against anterior transposition. Injuries are commonly seen in the young and active and are associated with considerable reduction in quality of life, and its numbers are increasing.

Purpose

To evaluate the outcome of ACL reconstructions done in Tuanku Fauziah Hospital, Malaysia.

Materials and methods

It is a single center retrospective study. Thirteen patients who underwent ACL reconstructions were interviewed and scored based on Lysholm and Tegner activity scale. These patients completed are habilitation protocol regime which comprised of basic rehabilitation modalities. They were assessed by personally and by telephone. Average postoperative duration was 34 months.

Results

Mean Tegner scores were 6.1 and Lysholm scores were 85.8. Most patients were satisfied with their current level of activity. These results are almost at par with studies done in highly specialized centers despite having only basic rehabilitation facilities.

Conclusion

Good outcomes are obtainable in basic general hospitals and not only in subspecialized centers.

How to cite this article

Suppiah L, Yeap EJ, Bin Din MY. Outcome of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery in Tuanku Fauziah Hospital, Kangar, Malaysia. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2013;47(2):103-106.


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