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Acl Allograft Surgery
Replace torn ACL: Acl reconstruction surgery is recommended if you are having instability of the knee and a diagnosis of a tear is confirmed by an exam and mri. The surgeon will use an arthroscope camera to look inside the joint, remove the damaged ligament and replace it with a strong sterilized tissue graft from a cadaver(allograft). Typically an outpatient procedure, but takes 6-8 months for a full recovery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am having ACL allograft surgery in 3 days. I am 53 yrs old and just had knee scope in May to clean up torn cartlidge. ACL is completely gone. It's been 3 months and my knee is unstable and the joint is moving out of place. Pain has increased and more da
I had allograft ACL surgery almost one year ago today. I still have terrible pain in my entire leg. Pain that does not let me sleep, or do much of the daily activity I used to have. I need a solution. The pain ranges from tight muscles in my thigh and cal
Go to your surgeon: you had surgery a year ago on your knee and now you are having pain in the same leg why you do not go and see your surgeon if they can help first or if it is related to your knee surgery or not at least you can have an answer of why you are having these symptoms and you could be referred to the appropriate speciaslist the pain is not going to go away bu itself go and see your doctor good luck ...Read more
I have been reading about the disadvantage of having an allograft put in during ACL surgery. True?
There are pros+cons: Each graft option for aclr has pros/cons. Pros of allograft include quicker early recovery; cons include longer incorporation/maturation time, higher failure rates in young athletes, and very very low potential risks of disease transmission. Age<25, higher demand athletes should in general have autograft based on current literature; talk to your md; he/she should discuss options in detail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends.: Allograft tendons can be as strong or stronger then autograft tendons, depending on what you are comparing. Patella tendon autografts are "gold standard" but hamstring tendons are quickly being recognized as being just as good. One downfall to allografts is that it takes longer for your body to "ligamentize" the graft, however there are benefits to allografts as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quite strong: The strength of fixation for an allograft acl reconstruction varies on the type of fixation and individual surgeon technique, but in general the initial strength is similar or greater than the original native acl. Over time as the body replaces the allograft tissue, the graft becomes first weaker, then about the same strength as the original. This process takes about 8-9 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very strong: One criteria for an allograft and the way it is fixed is that's its strength need to be as strong as the original acl. At the time of surgery, if done properly, the pullout strength is higher than the native acl. As the body grows into the graft, there is some weakening, followed by strengthening when the graft matures. ...Read more
What are the cause(s), possible outcomes (both good and bad), and best cure for a granuloma at the lower surgery incision point of an allograft ACL reconstruction? How long should it take to recover from the granulomatous?
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Tough question: This is not an easily answered question. Most diagnosis of granulomas distal to an acl reconstruction have a high potential for being an infection. Some of these are continuous with the graft, fixation, and even the joint. Because of this, a careful examination along with imaging is often needed to assess whether an extensive debridement versus graft removal is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different graft type: The ACL is typically reconstructed (replaced) rather than repaired. We typically reconstruct the ligament with a graft. The graft choice is often individualized to the patient. The three most common graft choices are a portion of the patellar tendon (bone patellar tendon bone), a piece of the hamstring tendon, or a graft from a cadaver (allograft). They all work well in the appropriate patient ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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