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What is the strength like after an allograft tendon for ACL reconstruction surgery?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu
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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: Allograft

Depending on the situation and orthopedic surgeon they will do allograft with either the middle third of your patella tendon or use your hamstring tendon.
You should discuss this with your surgeon or seek a second opinion.

In brief: Allograft

Depending on the situation and orthopedic surgeon they will do allograft with either the middle third of your patella tendon or use your hamstring tendon.
You should discuss this with your surgeon or seek a second opinion.
Dr. John Cheng
Dr. John Cheng
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