North Myrtle Beach, SC
A 16-year-old male asked:
what is the best acl graft to choose if u plan on returning to high level sports like football and basketball?
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Sports Medicine 21 years experience
Autograft: There are several choices for a graft for acl reconstruction: patellar tendon autograft, hamstring autograft, and allograft. Studies show that taking an autograft in a young patient has a lower rate of re-tear as compared to an allograft, so that would be your best option. Between hamstring and patellar tendon, the jury is still out, and i would go with the one your surgeon recommends.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
What type of ACL reconstruction graft is best?
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Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
There are a few, --: Like 1: patella-tendon-bone, from the front of the knee, taken from patient's knee;
2: hamstrings tendons, taken from the patient's knee are;
3: cadaveric achilles tendon.
Discuss with your orthopod as he'll be using the type he thinks would be the best for you.
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Last updated Jan 20, 2014
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