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Patellar, Hamstring or Cadaver?

Patellar, Hamstring or Cadaver?

[ Fri, 2009-11-06 11:42 ]
ACL rupture
Skiers who tear their ACLs have three reconstruction options. Find out which one is best for you.

For skiers who tear their anterior cruciate ligaments, the decision of whether or not to reconstruct it is not an issue; active people almost always opt for surgery. What is a challenge, however, is deciding how to reconstruct the rupture: using the patient's patellar tendon, hamstring or a donor graft from a cadaver. Each option bears different results. Dr. Johnathon Cluett weighs the pros and cons of each, and guides you in the right direction.

ACL rupture