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Advantages and disadvantages between allograft versus autograft in anterior cruciate ligament replacement

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dc.contributor.advisor Day, David
dc.contributor.author Vang, Pete
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-01T13:47:23Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-01T13:47:23Z
dc.date.copyright 2006
dc.date.issued 2006-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/957
dc.description A project presented to the Department of Physician Assistant of Wichita State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Physician Assistant. en
dc.description.abstract As the number of ACL surgeries performed each year rise, giving patients a detailed look at their options for replacement is critical. To accomplish this, the best alternative of allograft or autograft, needs to be identified. A systematic literature review has been conducted on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Allograft vs. Autograft in Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) replacement. Methodology: The purpose of this literature review is to determine whether there is an advantage to the use of an Allograft vs. Autograft in ACL replacement. Over twenty four peer reviewed articles were reviewed with a primary focus the graft donor site, specifically the patellar tendon and the hamstring tendon. Outcomes were evaluated in three to six month increments for up to five years. Results: The literature review showed that there was very little statistical significance in the presence of pain, giving away, effusion, Lachman, and pivot shift results. Conclusion: The main concern with Autograft was graft site morbidity. The main concern with Allograft was risk of disease transmission. The choice of Allograft vs. Autograft ultimately comes down to physician and patient preference. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Wichita State University, Dept. of Physician Assistant en
dc.subject Allograft en
dc.subject Autograft en
dc.subject Anterior Cruciate Ligament en
dc.subject Reconstructive surgery en
dc.title Advantages and disadvantages between allograft versus autograft in anterior cruciate ligament replacement en
dc.type Research project en

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