Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with quadriceps tendon composite autograft

Dong Wook Kim, Jong Oh Kim, Jae Doo You, Sung Jae Kim, Hyun Kon Kim

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At present, no single graft option clearly outperforms another. Autografts (patellar tendon, hamstring) and allografts (Achilles tendon, patellar tendon) are the grafts most often used. However, each grafts has advantages and disadvantages. Quadriceps tendon graft for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is not new, but an alternative composite graft is introduced here that consists of quadriceps tendon-patellar bone and bone obtained from a coring reamer used to create the tibial tunnel. This composite graft retains reduced morbidity while allowing the secure bone-to-bone fixation associated with bone-patellar tendon-bone graft.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)546-550
Number of pages5
JournalArthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2001


  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Quadriceps tendon composite graft


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