Dr. Johnson discusses whether a woman should use a patellar tendon or a hamstring graft for her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery.
Read the full transcript »
I think those two grafts are clearly what we have found is the most common graft used for the typical ACL term. I think the majority of the surgeons in this country in the young athletic reactive so now let’s narrow that population a little bit to the high school collegiate athlete that plays soccer or women’s basketball. I think the majority of people in that population probably still today and 2009 are going to do a patellar tendon autograft. However equally is closed would be a population that uses their hamstrings and there have been numerous studies that looked at those two groups and probably they’re about the same outcome, so I think whatever used the patient and you as the surgeon are comfortable with that’s probably a safe graft for you.