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Title: ACL reconstruction - patella tendon or hamstrings?
Post by: Si_paramedic on February 17, 2007, 10:16:06 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum and I'm sure this question has been asked in the past so my apologies if it has.  I'm currently on the waiting list for ACLr and wondered whether to have the reconstruction with the patella tendon or hamstrings?  I've heard that there can be post op problems with kneeling with the patella tendon procedure but it is stronger autograft than the hamstrings.  I am a Paramedic so kneeling is quite often needed!  But, I'd prefer a stronger graft as I've had some problems on and off with my knee (damaged meniscus requiring 2 x arthroscopy) before finally deciding to have the ACLr and would like to return to sporting activities in the future.

Also, my OS told me I should be fit for work 3-4 months post op.  I thought the rehabilitation would take longer?

Any help or guidance would be most appreciated.
Title: Re: ACL reconstruction - patella tendon or hamstrings?
Post by: raquetball1 on February 17, 2007, 10:24:00 PM
Hi paramedic....Scroll on down on Home for bulletin boards page and you'll see Cruciate Ligaments.  Tons of aclr pt.s there, hamstring, patellar and allograft.  Post up same question and you'll get opinions from both types of patients. 
Title: Re: ACL reconstruction - patella tendon or hamstrings?
Post by: Si_paramedic on February 17, 2007, 10:26:47 PM
ok, thank you, will do  :)