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Acl Reconstruction Hamstring Vs Patellar Tendon
They all work well.: The three types of grafts all are acceptable in acl reconstruction. It really depends on what graft your surgeon is most comfortable using. As well as, whether you want to use your own tendons or if you care about a cadaver. Long term results are excellent using auto or allografts. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Because an acl (anterior cruciate ligament) cannot heal itself on its own, an acl is "reconstructed" by placing a graft tendon substitute (from your own or donor cadaver tendon) placed into tunnels made in the original acl position, and fixed in place with screws, buttons, or other fixation device. The body then replaces the cells and structure of the graft over 6-8 months, ...Read more
8 months ago i had ACL surgery, i did the patellar tendon way, i went to play soccer today and i felt something weird on the left side of my knee, help?
Patella pain ACL : It is not uncommon to have pain in the front of your knee after knee surgery especially. The muscles around might of become less flexible and the soft tissue hold the patella in place might of become tighter. I would take mild anti-inflammatories, start a good hamstring and quadriceps stretching program. Ice your knee. As well as contact your surgeon to see what else he wants you to do. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Hi ,I had a ACL surgery Patellar tendon (Autograft) on Mar26 which is closely 4months by now.Now I am noticing some swelling on the right knee.
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. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
For a non-competitive athlete, is a patellar graft or a hamstring graft most effective for an ACL reconstruction?
Acl tear: I would recommed a hamstring graft although the patella graft would work well too. The hamstring graft can be removed through a cosmetically nicer incision and there is probably less postop pain than a patella graft. I assume your question was in regards to autografts and not allografts? ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I had ACL reconstruction both knees- 2005 Left and 2009 right. Both are torn again 100%. Doctor suggests new surgeries by taking tendons from patella.
I had ACL reconstruction surgery and my surgeon said that my patella tendon graft was too long. Is that bad? Can someone explain how he fixed it?
Yes: The patellar tendon and hamstring tendons are the most common grafts used to reconstruct the acl; it cannot be repaired once torn. Another option is to use an allograft which means a cadaver tissue graft from a deseased person. These are also often patellar tendon or hamstring grafts. The literature is mixed but in general, using your own tissue is more successfull than using an allograft. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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