Fifty patients who had an arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction for chronic insufficiency were reviewed at an average of 13.6 months following surgery. Among these patients, 32% complained of anterior knee pain that interfered with daily activities. Radiographic patella infera was present in 12% of patients using the Insall-Salvati ratio and in 16% using the Blackburne-Peel ratio. Radiographic patella infera did not correlate with the clinical problem of postoperative anterior knee pain. However, loss of knee extension of greater than 5 degrees correlated highly with pain (p=0.002).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1994|