The semitendinosus muscle is one of the hamstrings muscles.

semitendinosus semitendinosus

 

Semitendinosus as a graft material

Because of its long tendon, the semitendinosus can be harvested using a tendon stripper, and then folded into four and used for cruciate ligament reconstruction.

Synonyms: 
Hamstrings
Semi-T
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Graft choice for cruciate ligament reconstruction

There are different options for cruciate ligament reconstruction, both in terms of the procedure and also the graft material.

Knee muscles from the back

A brief overview of the knee muscles at the back of the knee.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

The effects of semitendinosus and gracilis harvest in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Burks RT, Crim J, Fink BP, Boylan DN and Greis PE. Arthroscopy. 2005 Oct;21(10):1177-85.


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