A graft is the tissue we use to give you a new ACL. The choices available break down into two large categories. Autograft is your own tissue, and allograft is cadaveric tissue. If you elect to use your own tissue, the three grafts available are bone-patella tendon-bone grafts, quadriceps tendon grafts, or hamstring grafts. There are many different allografts available to reconstruct the ACL. Whether to use an allograft (from a cadaver) is a very important decision and requires a thorough discussion with your surgeon. A Double Bundle reconstruction uses a soft tissue graft to recreate both native ACL bundles.
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