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Offline Fishbone

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Re-Torn ACL questions....
« on: August 04, 2005, 10:13:43 PM »
Hello all.
Got bad news today.  Back in April of '04 I had reconstructive surgery on my ACL, Posterior Lateral Corner, and Meniscus.  Today I had another MRI, and it looks like I have torn my ACL graft.  In '04 I had cadaver ligament.  This go 'round I am being seen by a sports medicine specialist because of my activity level.  He wants to most likely use my hamstring.  What are the pro's and con's of the use of the hamstring?  Will it make for a more stable ACL?  It didn't seem like my ACL was ever that stable with the cadaver ligament in place.  I'm really frustrated.  Any answers to my questions would be appreciated.

Reconstruction on left ACL, Posterolateral Corner, and Medial Meniscus.
April 2004
Currently still have a Large Chondral Defect of the Medial Femoral Condyle.

Grade II MCL Tear on Right Knee June 2010

Osteotomy and ACL Reconstruction on Left Knee August 2010

Offline Nick_Knack

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Re: Re-Torn ACL questions....
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2005, 11:11:48 PM »
I had a cadaver graft and is very stable.  So maybe your OS didn't do such a great placement job.

Go down to ACL section on this website and you will find tons on info on patellar tendon vs. hamstring graft.

Age: 35
1989 rt ACL (+25 degrees ext loss)
1994 rt ACL resection (+ 10 deg)
2001 rt ACL revision (+ 10 deg)
2003 rt med meniscus repair (+10 deg)
2004 rt LOA and post capsulotmy (zero degrees)
2005 rt LOA and tib bone plug removal (even w/ other leg)
2006 rt Fulkerson TTT & ACI Carticel