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For athlete, is a patellar graft or a hamstring graft better for an acl reconstruction?

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Hamstring: Quicker recovery. Expected full regaining of hamstring strength at 1 year postop. No risk of fractures. Patellar tendon grafts result in only 80% regaining of quad strength longterm, and anterior knee pain complaints are high long term. Patella fracture risk postop due to graft defect.

Answered 12/9/2013

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