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Old 10-22-2008, 08:22 PM   #1
Deidre MacIntyre
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Anyone have and an ACL Reconstruction using an allograft??

Hi...
I will be having an ACL reconstruction soon and my doctor will be using an allograft. My doctor says it makes it a little easier to recover since I will only have to recover from 1 surgery instead of 2.

I don't know of anyone that has had this done before so I was wondering how the recovery has been for any of you who have had this.

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Old 10-23-2008, 05:57 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone have and an ACL Reconstruction using an allograft??

I had an allograft in July. See my posts in the ACL recovery forum....

Good luck!
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:40 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone have and an ACL Reconstruction using an allograft??

I did one of each. History in the same thread Heidi is in.

My allograft failed....
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:13 AM   #4
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Re: Anyone have and an ACL Reconstruction using an allograft??

I've had two allografts (thank-you donors!)--one for each leg. Recovery above the curve on the first one. (two years ago) Second one (now) at the curve except for patellar tendonitis, probably from pushing too hard too soon.

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Old 10-29-2008, 10:27 AM   #5
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Re: Anyone have and an ACL Reconstruction using an allograft??

Allograft here myself. My doc told me the same thing. In addition, he added that because of my size (pre crossfit, 6'-2", 220) and activity (snowboarding and wakeboarding) the achilles tendon would offer me more strength.

Post-op and up until CF (about 1 year after surgery) I was a bit stiff and lost some ROM. I think this was due to not working it in properly more than the type of graft but I am not positive. Within 1 year of CF I had gotten back nearly full ROM. 4 years later, 3 years post CF, and I feel that my knee is rock solid. It does get more achy and sore and sounds nasty and crunchy sometimes than my good knee but again, I dont know if that is something that is more prevalent in an allograft vs your own tissue.

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