Dr. Matava explains the most common graft used during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery.
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Well, the most common graft is your own tissue; that’s called an autograft. A cadaver graft is actually the least common graft that we tend to use. So, the patellar tendon is the most common, probably 50% to 60% of all grafts used are patellar tendon. 20% to 30% of the grafts used are the hamstrings; that’s the second most common, and then finally, the cadaver graft is the third most common.