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Evaluation of the clinical results of posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction -a comparison between the use of the bone tendon bone and semitendinosus and gracilis tendons-

Yuichiro Maruyama1*, Katsuo Shitoto1, Tomonori Baba2 and Kazuo Kaneko2

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1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital, 2-1-1 Tomioka, Urayasu, Chiba prefecture, Postal code 279-0021, Japan

2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Juntendo University School of Medicine, 2-1-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Postal code 113-8421, Japan

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Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology 2012, 4:30  doi:10.1186/1758-2555-4-30

Published: 29 August 2012

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The techniques for reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) are still being developed. There are some options when choosing a graft for PCL reconstruction. The bone tendon bone (BTB) and semitendinosus and gracilis tendons (STG) are widely used, but both have advantages and disadvantages. Each result after ligament reconstruction has been reviewed. However, few studies, in which the same surgeon has conducted the same rehabilitation program using the same bone tunnel, have compared postoperative results between BTB and STG. It remains to be clarified whether the results differ according to graft materials and their fixation between the two techniques [1-5].