T. AÃ¯t Si Selmi, D. Fithian and P. Neyret
This evaluated the functional and radiological outcome of a boneâ€“tendonâ€“bone anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, at long-term follow-up. A retrospective study of 148 patients, of which 103 were available for long-term follow-up and 89 underwent complete functional and radiological evaluation. Onset of osteoarthritis showed an association with the status of the medial meniscus. Knees with a preserved (healthy or sutured) medial meniscus had a significantly better radiological outcome. Medial meniscectomy, residual laxity, and femoral chondral defects were associated with osteoarthritis.
The Knee, Volume 13, Issue 5, October 2006, Pages 353-358