New options for healing torn ACLs

By Terry Stanton

Research continues into possible use of PRP, tissue engineering

Surgical repair of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears has a high rate of poor outcomes and failures—with a nonunion rate of 90 percent. For this reason, ACL reconstruction, using a patellar tendon or hamstring graft, is the standard treatment.

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