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Clin Sports Med. 2007 Oct;26(4):661-81.

Clinical outcomes of allograft versus autograft in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, 3200 S. Water Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA.

Abstract

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are the most common complete ligamentous injury to the knee. The optimal graft should be able to reproduce the anatomy and biomechanics of the ACL, be incorporated rapidly with strong initial fixation, and cause low graft-site morbidity. This article reviews the literature comparing the clinical outcomes following allograft and autograft ACL reconstruction and examines current issues regarding graft choice.

PMID:
17920959
DOI:
10.1016/j.csm.2007.06.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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