Fresh-frozen allograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

TitleFresh-frozen allograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBusam ML, Rue JP, Brown R.
JournalClin Sports Med
Pagination607 - 23
Date PublishedOct
ISSN1556-228X (Electronic) 0278-5919 (Linking)
Accession Number17920956
Keywords*Cryopreservation, Achilles Tendon / transplantation, Anterior Cruciate Ligament / injuries / *surgery, Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Graft / methods, Humans, Orthopedic Fixation Devices, Postoperative Care, Transplantation, Homologous

Reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament provides consistently good to excellent results allowing return to work and sport. Allograft tissue is an alternative to autografts when appropriate donor tissue is not available or its use is not advisable for other reasons. The technique and results for allograft use are similar to those for autograft, making its use appropriate in a variety of clinical scenarios. This article reviews the indications for allograft ACL reconstruction, graft options, and technique for allograft use.

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