Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Hybrid Graft versus Autograft: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Ning Li, Xiali Xue, Huan Tu, Ming Zhang, Chengqi He

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Background. The standard surgical treatment for ACL tear is ACL reconstruction. There is a debate of a choice between autograft or hybrid graft for treating ACL reconstruction. The purpose of this paper is to compare both case scenarios. Methods. A lot of libraries were searched like PubMed, Cochrane, and EMBASE Library for clinical trials which were then compared and analyzed via meta-analysis. The systematic review and meta-analysis were performed as per PRISMA guidelines, and RevMan software was used to perform the meta-analysis. Results. We analyzed 6 studies where patients of both autograft and hybrid graft were studied. The study outcomes, graft failures, graft diameters, reoperations, and so on were compared via forest plot and funnel plot. No significant difference was noted in both cases. Conclusions. In this meta-analysis, the performance of both autograft and hybrid graft was similar. Though the diameters were larger in hybrid, other factors also had an influence like graft failures, reoperations, and age at reconstruction which must be further investigated in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7562649
JournalJournal of Healthcare Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Surgery
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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