Complications in the Use of Hamstring Tendons for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction


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Abstract

SummaryReconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament with hamstring tendon autografts is a well accepted procedure which involves a relatively low morbidity rate. Complications can occur; they are divided into those occurring with graft harvest, with graft placement and fixation, at the donor site, and with the implanted graft. This article discusses these potential complications and provides tips for avoiding them.

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