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Why Bone - Patella Tendon - Bone grafts should still be considered the gold standard for Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction
  1. James R Carmichael (orthojim{at}mac.com)
  1. North Sydney Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Centre, Australia
    1. Merv J Cross (mervcros{at}ozemail.com.au)
    1. North Sydney Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Centre, Australia

      Abstract

      The patient population that will place the highest demand on the structural integrity and function of an ACL graft, whilst at the same time have the lowest tolerance for any donor site morbidity is the professional sportsman. The graft most appropriate for this group, regardless of technical difficulties, should therefore be considered the gold standard. We believe that Bone – Patella Tendon – Bone (BTB) graft best fits these criteria.

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