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I need a knee-reconstruction and cannot decide what type of graft to use to replace my acl. How am I supposed to know?

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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. Seek surgeon with comfort with the graft choice.

In brief: 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. Seek surgeon with comfort with the graft choice.
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