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I have been reading about the disadvantage of having an allograft put in during ACL surgery. True?

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Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Dr. Theodore Shybut
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In brief: Availability

Besides simplicity , availability allograft acl repair is not bad, harvesting your own petellar graft is slightly better, but requires additional procedure.

In brief: Availability

Besides simplicity , availability allograft acl repair is not bad, harvesting your own petellar graft is slightly better, but requires additional procedure.
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