A bone patellar-tendon bone graft is the gold standard for replacement of a torn cruciate ligament in the knee, where a part of the patellar tendon is used as the graft material.

 

Technique of bone patellar-tendon bone harvesting

The central one third of this tendon can be 'harvested', together with a bone block at each end - the upper block from the patella (kneecap) itself and the lower block from the tibia bone (shin). This harvested tendon is thus 'bone-patellar tendon-bone' in structure.

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Cruciate ligament reconstruction

A surgeon discussion about whether or not one really needs to reconstruct a torn cruciate ligament.

Graft options in revision ACL

ACL reconstruction failure and revisions - Part 7 - by Dr Frank Noyes.

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