I have a torn ACL (I've actually had it for a number of years), and the first orthopedic surgeon I went to strongly favors using an allograft to repair it. I'm in my 30s and active (run, ski, bike, etc.) and I've read through the top orthopedic peer-reviewed journals and they seem to favor autografts for very active people. I'm getting a second opinion from another doctor, but I'm curious if anyone has strong opinions one way or the other. Thanks in advance.
Post by robinwilliams on Dec 19, 2013 5:56:46 GMT -6
Many surgeons prefer the patellar tendon graft because it closely resembles the torn ACL. This allows for "bone to bone" healing, something many surgeons consider to be stronger than any other healing method.