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Can you use artificial substances to repair a pcl?

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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Not likely

Graft tissue usually is obtained from the patient or from a cadaver. Synthetic tissues (goretex) have proven unreliable for ligament reconstruction.

In brief: Not likely

Graft tissue usually is obtained from the patient or from a cadaver. Synthetic tissues (goretex) have proven unreliable for ligament reconstruction.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No

There have been attempts to use synthetic grafts or scaffolds to reconstruct torn ligamants, but these have been unsuccessful because over time all non-biologic products will eventually fatique and break.
In the future, it is possible that there will be biologic products that are produced "in vitro" (artificially) as opposed to obtained "in vivo" (from a live organism), but these do not exist now.

In brief: No

There have been attempts to use synthetic grafts or scaffolds to reconstruct torn ligamants, but these have been unsuccessful because over time all non-biologic products will eventually fatique and break.
In the future, it is possible that there will be biologic products that are produced "in vitro" (artificially) as opposed to obtained "in vivo" (from a live organism), but these do not exist now.
Dr. John Ayres
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