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A 27-year-old male asked:

If they take a graft for acl surgery where do they take it from and is it just a separate incision in same leg?

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Dr. David Surdyka
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Varies: Autografts include bone/patella tendon/bone, hamstring, quad. tendon usually from the same knee and in most cases the surgeon can use the same incision as the tunnel though sometimes a couple incisions. Allograft comes from deceased individuals who have donated their organs, usually either knee or ankle tendon.
Last updated Jul 14, 2015

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