Graft selection doesn’t affect return to sports

By Peter Pollack

Matched case study finds similar outcomes

“Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are increasingly common,” stated Eric Kropf, MD, at the annual meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. “Historically, young athletes have been treated with bone-patellar tendon-bone autografts. Hamstring autograft is finding increased acceptance, but whether either graft consistently returns athletes to pre-injury levels of play is unclear.”

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