, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 690-704
Date: 12 Apr 2007

A literature review of autograft and allograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

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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.