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Offline Aalboug

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Graft from the other leg
« on: April 28, 2017, 02:15:41 AM »
Hello guys,

I had my ACL reconstruction done 2 weeks ago in London under Mr Sam Church. He is a very good surgeon, i was really happy with him.

I have one question, when i came for consultation he told me he will take the graft from my other leg, he told me why but i did not get it. I finished surgery everything is ok but my OK leg has stiches and he took the graft from it.

Why is that?

Offline minka

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Re: Graft from the other leg
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2017, 08:15:39 AM »
he took the tendon from the better leg NOT from your bad leg
Now here is the point my mat e ahd this done in 2 months he was running again with just a bit of discomfort from where they took the graft from the other leg but it didnt worry him at all.

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Re: Graft from the other leg
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2017, 01:58:50 PM »
Yes - different surgeons will have different opinions, but basically it could be argued that your torn knee should not be compromised by deliberately harvesting the graft on that side.