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Anterior cruciate ligament repair - series

Procedure, part 1

Procedure, part 1


ACL reconstruction is surgery to replace the torn ACL ligament. There are several choices of tissue to use for the new ligament, including an autograft (tissue from the patient’s own body) or an allograft (tissue from a cadaver). One of the most common autografts use part of the patellar tendon (the tendon in the front of the knee).

Update Date 8/14/2011

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