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ACE Report #8273
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Long-term comparision of allograft versus hamstring autograft in ACL reconstruction


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Autograft Versus Allograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Prospective, Randomized Clinical Study With a Minimum 10-Year Follow-up

Am J Sports Med. 2015 Oct;43(10):2501-9

Contributing Authors: CR Bottoni EL Smith J Shaha SS Shaha SG Raybin JM Tokish DJ Rowles

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Synopsis

99 patients (100 knees) scheduled for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction were randomized to undergo the procedure with either a tibialis posterior tendon allograft, or semitendinosus and gracilis autograft. The purpose of this study was to compare the long-term (minimum 10 year follow-up) results regarding graft failure rate, subjective knee function, and subjective knee stability. Re...

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