Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research

Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0533

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Abstract

Arthroscopic-Assisted Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Hamstring Autograft Augmented with a Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane Allograft: A Retrospective Case Report

Gary A Levengood

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) rupture is a very common sports related knee injury. Surgical reconstruction using either autograft or allograft is the gold-standard treatment for a ruptured ACL. Presented is a case of a 23-year old female skier with a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) confirmed primary ACL tear that underwent an arthroscopic-assisted ACL reconstruction using a quadruple-stranded hamstring autograft augmented with a Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane (dHACM) allograft patch. Post-operative follow-up MRI scans at three and six months show early vascularization and maturation of the hamstring graft. Additionally, the patient’s rehabilitation progressed at an accelerated timeline with regards to strength and proprioception with subsequent clearance to return to play at 8 months post-op.

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