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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 7-14

Choices of graft for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, J.N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Rahul Ranjan
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, J.N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202 002, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-6308.173471

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An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) results in significant functional disability. One-third of the patients require reconstruction. The graft choice for ACL reconstruction is a controversial issue. The graft choices include autograft, allograft, and synthetic/prosthetic ligaments. Autografts include the middle third of the patella tendon, the quadriceps tendon, semitendinosus tendon, gracilis tendon, iliotibial band, tensor fascia lata, and the Achilles tendon. In last few decades, there have been several meta-analyses, comparative trials, which have fail to an answer with regards to the best graft available. The purpose of this review article is to provide concepts in graft choices for ACL reconstruction. This article will emphasize the pros and cons of the graft choices available and also regarding the donor site morbidity.

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