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Clin Sports Med. 2013 Jan;32(1):155-64. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2012.08.014. Epub 2012 Oct 13.

Anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with quadriceps tendon autograft.

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15203, USA.


A multitude of graft options exist including both allograft and autograft sources for reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. With recent concerns regarding the early graft failure and cost-effectiveness of allograft sources, more attention has been directed toward autograft options. However, autograft harvest has been associated with specific morbidity that can result in suboptimal outcomes. The quadriceps tendon is an excellent biomechanical and biologic option.

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