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Acta Ortopédica Brasileira
Print version ISSN 1413-7852On-line version ISSN 1809-4406
DAMASCENO, Marcelo Loquette et al. Use of allograft in ligamentar reconstruction of knee. Acta ortop. bras. [online]. 2009, vol.17, n.5, pp.265-268. ISSN 1413-7852. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-78522009000500002.
INTRODUCTION: The use of allograft is a matter of huge interest for orthopaedic surgeons, due to the supposed advantages with its use, like decreased surgical time, larger grafts and no donator site morbidity. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this article was to review our experience with the use of allografts on ligament reconstruction. We present the technique applied for graft harvest, preparation and storage, as well as the indications for allograft use and the type of procedure in which it was applied. METHODS: We revised the records of 46 patients. RESULTS: We used 09 patellar tendons, 09 anterior tibial tendons, 08 calcaneal tendons, 06 quadriceptal tendons and 01 fibular tendon, mainly for multiple ligamentar reconstructions and ACL reviews. CONCLUSION: The use of allograft seems to be an interesting option for ligamentar reconstruction.
Keywords : Knee; Transplantation homologous; Anterior cruciate ligament; Tendon injuries.