Hamstring Tendon ACL Autograft

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Hamstring Tendon ACL Autograft

A Hamstring Tendon ACL autograft is exactly what it sounds like… The new ACL is created by using your hamstring tendon.

 

Advantages:

  • A little less painful than the patellar method.
  • Can be used in younger patients who have open growth plates.

 

Disadvantages:

  • Surgery with this method can be a little bit longer. The method of harvesting the hamstring is tricky.
  • Considered slightly weaker than the patellar method.
  • You probaby won’t want to use this method if you’ve had problems with hamstring tears.

 

1 Comment

  • Sam Esfahani says:

    I am now 16 months post ACL Surgery and am still experiencing clicking/cracking sounds in the knee as well as discomfort. The ligament is still healing and far from being 100%. I’m going to the gym again and working on quads, running and other leg excercises.

    Is there a pivotal point where I should expect a change?

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