Dr. Harner explains what the graft options are for patients undergoing posterior cruciate ligament surgery.
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Graft choices for PCL reconstruction if your patient’s going to undergo surgery, that's called the reconstruction. That's where we replace a torn ligament with new tissue, that’s called a graft. A graft can come from the patient called autograft or from a donor called allograft. Most surgeons prefer in this setting in PCL injured knees allograft tissue. And there’s different types of allograft tissue. Achilles tendon is one, patellar tendon is one, there is one called semitendinosus and gracilis. There's other tissue called posterior tibialis and anterior tibialis that can be used.