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Graft Choice for ACL Reconstruction in Athletes: Hamstrings vs. Patellar Tendon

Matteo Denti, MD, ITALY James R. Andrews, MD, UNITED STATES Konsei Shino, MD, PhD, JAPAN

Debate   2015   Not yet rated

 

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It seems that the most common used graft for ACL reconstruction is the ST-G graft. For the treatment of athletes many surgeons prefer the Patellar Tendon graft. A discussion on this topic will help to choose the best graft for patients participating in high demanding sports activities.