A quads tendon graft is used for ligament reconstruction, and is harvested from the lower part of the quadriceps tendon, together with a bit of the patellar bone.

Page updated October 2023 by Dr Sheila Strover (Clinical Editor)

quads tendon harvest
The wide tendon offers a strong graft.



Harvesting the quadriceps tendon

The quadriceps tendon is not normally the first choice of surgeons, but is often considered for revision surgery.

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