Follow-up study of GORE-TEX® artificial ligament - Special emphasis on tunnel osteolysis

Toru Fukubayashi*, Kohtaro Ikeda

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The Gore-Tex anterior cruciate ligament has been implanted in 123 patients at our institutions between 1984 and 1993. The Gore-Tex ligaments were totally ruptured in 26 cases. In the remaining 97 cases, 80 were followed up 5-11 years after operation. Graft loosening occurred in half of the cases, and osteoarthritic change was developed in 62% of the cases. Moreover, tibial and tunnel osteolysis was observed in most of the cases. Judging from these follow-up results, the Gore-Tex ligament should not be used for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-277
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Anterior cruciate ligament
  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Gore-Tex
  • Gore-Tex ligament
  • Tunnel osteolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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