Evaluation of results of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using peroneus longus graft


  • Kautilyakumar V. Mahida Department of Orthopaedics, GCS Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Jyotish G. Patel Department of Orthopaedics, GCS Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Hiren K. Shah Department of Orthopaedics, GCS Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Ankit R. Patel Department of Orthopaedics, GCS Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India




Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, Arthroscopy, Peroneus longus auto graft, Lysholm knee score, AOFAS score


Background: The objective of the study was to assess clinical outcome and donor site morbidity of ACL reconstruction with peroneus longus tendon autografts in patients with ACL injury.

Methods: 60 Patients who underwent ACL reconstruction using peroneus longus autograft after fulfilling inclusion criteria and obtaining informed consent were assessed preoperatively and postoperatively and followed up for 1 year. Graft diameter was measured intraoperatively. Functional score of knee (Tegner and Lysholm Knee score) and American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Score (AOFAS) for donor site morbidity were recorded preoperatively and 1 year after surgery.

Results: 93.3% Patients (56 out of 60) had good to excellent Lysholm knee score 1 year postoperatively and the mean AOFAS score was 96.7. The average peroneus longus graft diameter 8 .7mm.

Conclusions: Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with peroneus longus autografts produces a good functional outcome at 1  year follow-up, with the advantages of large graft diameter and excellent ankle function based on AOFAS score.res.


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