Sports Medicine Association Singapore (SMAS) is the registered society for Sports Medicine and Sports Science professionals in Singapore. Our members represent and embody the multi-disciplinary spirit that is key to the specialty. Our integrated community includes doctors, physiotherapists, podiatrists, sports nutritionists and dieticians, exercise physiologists, sports scientists and sports psychologists. We are a non-profit organisation committed to the promotion of quality Sports Medicine and Sports Science education to the sporting community in Singapore and beyond.

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REVIEW ON THE CHOICE OF GRAFTS USED FOR ACL RECONSTRUCTION. IS THERE A DIFFERENCE

A systematic review on the choice of grafts for ACL reconstruction, comparing long term follow up outcomes between bone patellar tendon bone (BPTB) and hamstrings grafts. Results, with a mean follow up of 8.96 years, show no significant difference between BPTB and Hamstring graft in terms of laxity and graft failure. However, BPTB graft has shown to have an increase in long-term anterior knee pain, kneeling pain and rates of osteoarthritis.

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5476329/

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