Mr. Dirk van Bavel

Short graft ACL reconstruction

Short graft ACL reconstruction

Mr van Bavel attended the recent ISAKOS conference. ( International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine).

There were many interesting presentations and workshops. Some of the included;

Short Graft ACL reconstruction

Traditionally in Hamstring ACL reconstruction both the Semitendinosus and Gracilis tendons are harvested to create the new ACL graft. By using just 1 semitendinosus tendon you can still get a thicker and stronger graft with this technique while sparing the gracilis tendon. This may result in less weakness and pain and the potential for quicker recovery.

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