What is allograft ACL reconstruction?

• ACL reconstruction with allograft is a procedure which involves taking tissue from a cadaver. (deceased person who has chosen to donate their tissues) and using that tissue to creat a ‘new’ ACL. This is different from an ‘autograft’ reconstruction, in which the patient’s own tissue is. used.

Which graft is better for ACL reconstruction?

patellar tendon graft
The patellar tendon graft (PTG) has always been the gold standard for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Yet, most orthopedic surgeons prefer hamstring grafts for younger athletes and cadaver grafts for older patients.

What are the benefits of allograft?

Harner said the advantages of allografts include low donor site mobility, decreased operating time and less pain in the first six weeks. He called it the preferred procedure in complex cases such as multiple ligament revision cases. He said the disadvantages include disease transmission and slow incorporation.

Which is the best graft for ACL reconstruction?

Patellar Tendon Autograft. This is the “gold-standard” for ACL reconstruction and has been used for over 40 years as a reliable,safe graft for ACL reconstruction.

  • Hamstring Tendon Autograft. Another very popular graft choice,the hamstrings are muscles in the back of the thigh.
  • Quadriceps Tendon Autograft. The “new kid on the block” graft.
  • Who should consider an ACL reconstruction?

    People who are active in sports or have a generally active and hectic lifestyle are advised to undergo ACL reconstruction surgery as it restores the full range of motion and mobility in the affected knee. If a damaged ACL is left untreated, it paves way for knee instability and loss of its ability to bear weight.

    What do you need to know about ACL reconstruction?

    ACL reconstruction is surgery to replace your torn ACL. The ACL is a ligament in your knee that connects the tibia (shin bone) to the femur (thigh bone). Ligaments are strong tissues that connect bones. Surgery is done through small holes in the skin. A tool called an arthroscope is used to help your surgeon see the area to be fixed.

    What is the care after an ACL reconstruction?

    Rest: Like any surgery,rest is an extremely important part of the recovery process.

  • Ice: Apply ice to the repaired knee at least once every two hours. Aim for sessions of 20 minutes at a time.
  • Compression: Use a compression wrap or elastic bandage around the knee.
  • Elevation: Elevate the knee whenever possible.