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Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction versus anterior cruciate ligament + lateral extra-articular reconstruction


- candidate number27705
- NTR NumberNTR6602
- ISRCTNISRCTN no longer applicable
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR31-jul-2017
- Secondary IDs16-004 METC
- Public TitleAnterior cruciate ligament reconstruction versus anterior cruciate ligament + lateral extra-articular reconstruction
- Scientific TitleBiomechanical analysis of anterolateral rotatory instability in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with or without lateral extra-articular tenodesis
- ACRONYMBALET
- hypothesisOur null hypothesis is that there are no differences in tibiofemoral joint kinematics after ACL reconstruction with LET and the tibiofemoral joint kinematics after ACL reconstruction without LET. Our alternative hypothesis is that ACL reconstruction with LET more closely restores the tibiofemoral joint kinematics to normal (i.e. those of the healthy contralateral knees) compared with ACL reconstruction without LET.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedReconstruction, Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
- Inclusion criteria- Age: 16-40 years
- Acute ACL deficient knees (<6 months from injury)
- Lachman test 3+ (i.e. > 10-mm translation) on clinical examination
- Pivotshift test grade II/III on clinical examination (i.e. implying anterolateral extra-articular structures are damaged)
- Scheduled for ACL surgery
- Exclusion criteria- Collateral ligaments injury that requires surgery
- Evident cartilage lesions
- Injury to underlying bone
- Injury or prior surgery to the contralateral knee
- Pregnant patients
- Patients unable to have MR
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingNone
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-jul-2017
- planned closingdate1-jul-2019
- Target number of participants52
- Interventionsstandard ACL reconstruction vs ACL reconstruction + LET
- Primary outcomeThe primary objectives are to describe the anterior-posterior translation, internal-external rotation and medial-lateral translation as a function of flexion and knee state (intact contralateral control, ACL deficient, ACL reconstructed with LET, and ACL reconstructed without LET).
- Secondary outcomeThe secondary objectives are to determine the patient subjective outcomes using validated and reliable questionnaires (IKDC, KOOS, Tegner questionnaire and anchor questions).  
- TimepointsTime Frame:
T1: up to 4 weeks prior to surgery
T2: 6 months after surgery
- Trial web sitenot available
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESDr. Arkel, van
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESDr. Arkel, van
- Sponsor/Initiator Haaglanden Medical Center, The Hague
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Haaglanden Medical Center, The Hague
- Publications
- Brief summaryRationale: Even the most recent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction techniques remain unable to fully restore normal knee joint biomechanics to normal. The key to restoring better knee kinematics in ACL surgery lies in understanding the structures that are damaged in addition to the ACL. Previous studies have shown that anterolateral extra-articular structures (ALES) may be injured during initial ACL injury of the knee. Failure to recognize and manage these concomitant injuries might result in persistent postoperative anterolateral rotatory instability of the knee, increased forces through the ACL graft and eventually lead to failure of the primary ACL reconstruction. Concomitant lateral extra-articular tenodesis (LET) with the ACL reconstruction might be able to restore the kinematics of the knee. However, no in vivo information on the LET exists.
Objectives: To evaluate (1) the in vivo kinematics using a combined dual fluoroscopic imaging system and magnetic resonance imaging technique of patients who undergo ACL surgery with or without concomitant LET, with the healthy contralateral knee as control; (2) patient subjective outcomes using questionnaires (IKDC, KOOS and the Tegner questionnaires and anchor questions).
Hypothesis: Our null hypothesis is that there are no differences in tibiofemoral joint kinematics after ACL reconstruction with LET and the tibiofemoral joint kinematics after ACL reconstruction without LET. Our alternative hypothesis is that ACL reconstruction with LET more closely restores the tibiofemoral joint kinematics to normal (i.e. those of the healthy contralateral knees) compared with ACL reconstruction without LET.
Study design: Randomized clinical trial with 6 months follow-up.
Study population: 52 patients, 18-40 years old.
Main study parameters/endpoints: To describe the anterior-posterior translation, internal-external rotation and medial-lateral translation, as a function of flexion and knee state (intact contralateral control, ACL deficient, ACL reconstructed with LET, and ACL reconstructed without LET).
Nature and extent of the burden and risks associated with participation, benefit and group relatedness: The LET is not new, and has been described since the 80s. The LET is no standard orthopedic care in all hospitals, but is indicated to perform in excessive anterolateral rotatory instability (i.e. Pivotshift grade III). The same experienced sports orthopedic surgeon will treat all patients. An additional MR scan of the contralateral knee will be made. Also, two observational tests in addition to the regular treatment protocol will be performed by means of a dual fluoroscopic technique, exposing the patient to additional, albeit minimal, Rontgen rays. Future patients will benefit from this study, as the optimal treatment for knee instability following ACL rupture will be determined.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD31-jul-2017 - 13-aug-2017


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