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For athlete, is a patellar graft or a hamstring graft better for an ACL reconstruction?
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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.

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.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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