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A literature review of autograft and allograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

  • Jonathan Marrale
  • Matthew C. Morrissey
  • Fares S. HaddadEmail author
Knee

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 surgery Ligament grafts Knee Autogenous graft Allogenic graft 

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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