A hamstring graft is a prepared ligament graft employing a harvested hamstring tendon.

hamstrings graft being quadrupledAn instrument called a tendon stripper strips out the semitendinosis tendon.
hamstrings graftThe semitendinosus is folded and sutured to form a quadrupled graft of an appropriate width and length.

Quadrupled semitendinosus

To create a graft suitable for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, the semitendinosus can be harvested and quadrupled, with the segments being sewn together to make a strong construct.

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