A Review Article on Recent Trends in Choosing The Appropriate Hamstring Graft Diameter for ACL Reconstruction

Vol 5 | Issue 2 | July-December 2020 | page: 08-11  | Rohan Bhargava, Parag Sancheti, Ashok Shyam, Sahil Sanghvi

Authors: Rohan Bhargava [1], Parag Sancheti [1], Ashok Shyam [1, 2],
                   Sahil Sanghvi [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation, Pune, India.
[2] Indian Orthopaedic Research Group, Thane, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Rohan Bhargava,
Department of Orthopaedics, Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation, Pune, India.
E-mail: rohanbhargava1994@gmail.com


Background: ACL reconstruction is one of the most frequently performed surgery in orthopedic sports medicine. Due to the several advantages offered by hamstring autografts, they are preferred in the majority of the centers all over the globe. Choosing the appropriate diameter for a hamstring graft has always been a dilemma for surgeons. This study aims to review the recent literature which describes the outcomes associated with different hamstring graft diameters and how to choose the appropriate graft diameter for ACL reconstruction .
Methods: Recent articles were searched on search engines such as PubMed, Google Scholar, and additionally by checking references of various articles.
Summary: Hamstring grafts of less than 8mm in diameter are associated with higher chances of failure and revision surgery whereas graft sizes that were larger than their native ligament leads to another set of complications. In recent studies, attempts are made to restore the native anatomy of the ACL which involves choosing the graft diameter that would serve to recapitulate the natural morphology and biomechanics of the ACL but the clinical implications of the same are yet to be studied
Keywords: ACL reconstruction; Hamstring graft; Graft diameter; Anatomical ACL re-construction; Minimum hamstring graft diameter.


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How to Cite this Article: Bhargava R, Sancheti P, Shyam A, Sanghvi S | A Review Article on Recent Trends in Choosing The Appropriate Hamstring Graft Diameter for ACL Reconstruction | Journal of Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation | 2020 July-December; 5(2): 08-11.

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