Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 690–704

A literature review of autograft and allograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

  • Jonathan Marrale
  • Matthew C. Morrissey
  • Fares S. Haddad
Knee

DOI: 10.1007/s00167-006-0236-1

Cite this article as:
Marrale, J., Morrissey, M.C. & Haddad, F.S. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2007) 15: 690. doi:10.1007/s00167-006-0236-1

Abstract

Knee anterior cruciate ligament reconstructive surgery has significantly evolved and now includes the option of using an allograft. This has resulted in numerous studies evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of allografts. The purpose of this literature review is to evaluate this research and present important findings to allow the selection of the most appropriate graft source when considering allograft versus autograft reconstruction.

Keywords

Orthopaedic surgeryLigament graftsKneeAutogenous graftAllogenic graft

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© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Marrale
    • 1
  • Matthew C. Morrissey
    • 1
  • Fares S. Haddad
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Applied Biomedical Research, School of Biomedical and Health SciencesKing’s College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.University College London HospitalsLondonUK