ACL Reconstruction: Choosing the Graft

Cerulli, Giuliano and Placella, Giacomo and Sebastiani, Enrico and Tei, Matteo Maria and Speziali, Andrea and Manfreda, Francesco (2013) ACL Reconstruction: Choosing the Graft. Joints, 1 (1). pp. 18-24. ISSN 2282-4324

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Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament is one of the most common ligament injuries in sports traumatology. The need for surgical anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is justified by its anatomical characteristics. Key considerations when choosing a graft include the potential for bone integration and the risk of failure. Bone sclerosis around the tunnel affects the integration of the graft. For this reason, one aspect upon which orthopedic surgeons should focus is the biology of the bone-graft interface. Although the BPTB graft is still used, hamstrings and synthetic grafts have become increasingly widespread and popular over the years. An allograft certainly requires more long-term follow-up to validate its use in response to functional, clinical and biological requirements.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Allograft, anterior cruciate ligament, hamstrings, synthetic, patellar tendon, graft
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.5 Medicina regionale; Chirurgia regionale
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2014 17:28
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2014 17:28

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