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Table 1 Demographic parameters and preoperative functional assessment

From: A prospective randomized study of arthroscopic ACL reconstruction with adjustable- versus fixed-loop device for femoral side fixation

  Group I Group II p-Value
Gender    
 Male 23 19 0.3a
 Female 0 1  
Age (years) 26.7 ± 5.9 (18–40) 26.5 ± 8.3 (16–50) 0.9b
Time from injury to surgery (months) 8.5 ± 8.7 (2–36) 9.9 ± 15.2 (1–72) 0.7b
Side involved    0.6a
 Right 12 (52.1%) 11 (55%)  
 Left 11 (47.9%) 09 (45%)  
Medial meniscus    
 Normal 15 (65.2%) 9 (45%) 0.2a
 Tear 8 (34.7%) 11 (55%)  
Lateral meniscus    
 Normal 18 (78.2%) 15 (75%) 0.8a
 Tear 5 (21.8%) 5 (25%)  
Femoral tunnel length (mm) 39.2 ± 4.0 (33–45) 40.9 ± 3.2 (34–45) 0.1b
Graft diameter(mm) 8.4 ± 0.6 (8–10) 8.3 ± 0.6 (7–9) 0.5b
Quadrupled graft length (mm) 89.6 ± 8.2 (80–110) 93.5 ± 6.0 (80–100) 0.1b
Graft length in femoral tunnel (mm) 24.3 ± 1.7 (20–25) 24.5 ± 1.5 (20–25) 0.6b
  1. Group I = adjustable-loop device, Group II = fixed-loop device; values expressed as mean with standard deviation in parentheses, range and percentages in brackets
  2. aFisher’s exact test, bunpaired Student’s t test