High Failure Rates Seen for Allograft in Younger ACL Patients

Autograft recommended for athletes

Terry Stanton

The rate of reoperation and graft failure following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with the use of allograft is not only higher than that for autograft but considerably higher in younger patients, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

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