3Jun, 2008

“Autografts Vs. Allografts, It All Boils Down to One Inch of Incision”

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery is a procedure performed to rebuild a ligament that is important for knee function and stability. In the actual reconstruction phase, a graft is used to rebuild the ligament. The issue that is most important is what tendon will be used to substitute for the native ACL. These grafts can include tissues from patella tendon, quadriceps tendon, hamstring tendon, or grafts taken from a cadaver. Grafts taken from the patient’s own tissues are called Autografts. Those taken from a cadaver are called Allografts. It […]