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A 28-year-old male asked:

I had a acl recon 2 1/2 years ago and my hamstring (where the graft is from) is only functioning at about 30% from 100%. physio not working. help pls?

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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Hmmmm?: All graft choices gave potential problems and one problem with hamstrings is residual weakness but only 30% is a lot. If pt has failed i would probably get it checked. Usually two tendons are harvested leaving sartorial and biceps as knee flexors. If you also lose sartorius then you might have more weakness.
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