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Offline epedwards

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47 Year of Male - allograft vs autograft?
« on: July 19, 2016, 11:35:52 PM »
Greetings,

I was hoping the community could help me through a couple of issue.  Quick info:

- 47 year old male / 1 acl surgery at 16 / 3 arthroscopic throughout the years / all on same knee / 30 - 40 % of knee meniscus gone
- mild knee arthritis
- weekend recreational athlete
- the surgeon I am considering does about 3 - 4 acl surgeries a month.  Recommends a allograft approach

What implanted body part and approach would be best?

-Eric


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Re: 47 Year of Male - allograft vs autograft?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2016, 09:52:35 AM »
Generally they will recommend an allograft if they don't want to 'compromise' the integrity of your knee any more than they have to. They get a cadaver ligament and use that instead of the one on the inside of the thigh, if you've already had ACL done with your own ligament that might be another reason why they are going for allograft. It has no blood supply so your immune system ~shouldn't~ attack it.

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Re: 47 Year of Male - allograft vs autograft?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2016, 08:01:38 PM »
Thanks for the info, really appreciate it.  Still doing some research and still up in the air.  Just seems that the autograft option will produce a more stable knee for the future.















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