Does Graft Force Make a Difference in ACL Reconstruction?

Award-winning paper explores the effects of ACL graft tension on healing

Maureen Leahy

Study data presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine indicate that anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft-bone tunnel healing is sensitive to changes in graft forces from knee motion. The paper, “The Effect of Dynamic Changes in ACL Graft Force on Soft Tissue ACL Graft-Tunnel Incorporation,” won the 2014 Aircast Award for Basic Science.

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