7Aug, 2008

Choosing the Right ACL Graft For The Right Person

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When deciding about which type of graft to use for an ACL reconstruction, consider this: A recent study, presented at the 2008 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s annual meeting, has shown that almost 25% of allograft (grafts from a cadaver) reconstructions fail* in patients 40 years and younger. Furthermore, according to many esteemed Orthopaedic surgeons, at least 50% of those patients whose ACL allografts fail, and who want to maintain an active lifestyle, will first need a bone graft operation to fill in the tunnels and then a second […]