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Abstract #1659

Quantitative Change in Cartilage Thickness in the Femoropatellatar Joint After Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear Long Term Follow-Up

Sebastian Cotofana1, 2, Wolfgang Wirth1, 2, Felix Eckstein1, 2, Martin Hudelmaier1, 2, Stefan Lohmander3, Richard B. Frobell3

1Institute of Anatomy and Musculoskeletal Research, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria; 2Chondrometrics GmbH, Ainring, Bavaria, Germany; 3Dept Orthopaedics, Clinical Sciences Lund, Lund University, Lund, SE, Sweden

The results of our tsudy show that cartilage loss in the femoral trochlea (but not in the patellar cartilage) appears to be a temporary event that occurs within a time window of 1-2 years after ACL injury, but does not seem to continue during a 5-year observational interval.