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Prediction of semitendinosus-gracilis graft diameter in children and adolescents using anthropometric measures.

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dc.contributor.author Calvo R., Rafael
dc.contributor.author Espinosa, Maximiliano
dc.contributor.author Figueroa, David
dc.contributor.author Calvo M., Rafael
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-17T13:55:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-17T13:55:42Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, March 2016, vol.24, n°3, p.702-706 es_CL
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00167-015-3713-6 es_CL
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11447/260
dc.description.abstract PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the anthropometric and demographic measures of patients under 18 years can be used to predict the diameter of STG autograft in ACL reconstruction surgery. METHODS: Retrospective series of 169 patients under 18 years (112 men, 57 women, average age 15.8 years) underwent ACL reconstruction surgery with STG autograft. We recorded anthropometric measures (weight, height and BMI), demographics (age and gender) and autograft diameter used. Correlation coefficients, linear regression and unpaired t test were used to determine the relationship between anthropometric/demographic variables and the diameter of the graft. p values <0.05 were considered statistically significant. RESULTS: Correlation analysis showed a significant positive relation between height and graft diameter (r = 0.483, p < 0.0001) as well as between weight and graft diameter (r = 0.248, p = 0.001). However, age and BMI did not correlate with graft thickness (r = 0.098 and p = 0.203, r = 0.009 and p = 0.905, respectively). The mean graft diameter in men was 8.2 (range 6-10) and 7.5 in women (range 6-9), a difference that was statistically significant (p < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Prediction of the STG graft diameter according to the height of the patient is an easy and reliable method in children and adolescents. These data may provide relevant preoperative information about the need of an alternative graft source and can be useful when counselling patients. es_CL
dc.language.iso en_US es_CL
dc.publisher Springer International Publishing AG es_CL
dc.subject Adolescents es_CL
dc.subject Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction es_CL
dc.subject Anthropometric measures es_CL
dc.subject Children es_CL
dc.subject Graft diameter prediction es_CL
dc.subject Semitendinosus–gracilis autograft es_CL
dc.title Prediction of semitendinosus-gracilis graft diameter in children and adolescents using anthropometric measures. es_CL
dc.type Artículo es_CL


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