Allografts in Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions

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TitleAllografts in Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsSilva L. D., Pereira H., Monteiro A., Pereira de Castro A., Piedade S. R., Oliveira J. M., Reis R. L., and Espregueira-Mendes J.
EditorsMahmut Nedim D., and Karlsson J.
Abstract Text

Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries are often associated with other ligament lesions. Multiligament reconstructions require an important quantity of grafts and often determine the need for cadaver allografts during the surgical repair procedures. Herein, the fundamentals of allografts that have been currently used for PCL reconstructions are overviewed. The main issues to be considered when surgeons choose this therapeutic option are also discussed.

Book TitleSports Injuries
Publisher Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
DOIDOI 10.1007/978-3-642-36801-1_111-1
Keywordsligaments, PCL, Reconstruction
Peer reviewedyes

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