Hamstring tendon autograft vs. tibialis tendon allograft for ACL reconstruction: A critically appraised topic

Michael Proctor, Antonio Davis, Aric Warren

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Abstract

Introduction: ACL injuries are extremely common especially in the young and active population. ACL tears require reconstruction surgery with the use of either an autograft or allograft. The purpose of this research is to find whether a hamstring autograft or tibialis allograft provides these patients with longer survivorship.

Focused Clinical Question: Does a hamstring tendon autograft or tibialis tendon allograft provide superior outcomes in regards to re-injury rates and subjective functional outcome scores following an ACL tear in patients under the age of 35?

Study Design: Critically Appraised Topic.

Methods: Four relevant studies were chosen based on inclusion and exclusion criteria, three prospective randomized studies and one retrospective clinical study.

Results: Hamstring tendon autografts and tibialis tendon allografts provide similar subjective and functional outcomes. The odds of tearing an ACL graft was significantly higher for the allograft group compared to the autograft group regardless of age.

Conclusion: There is reasonable evidence (Level B) to support that the hamstrings autograft has superior survivorship compared to tibialis allografts.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 22 Aug 2020
EventOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2019 - Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, TULSA, United States
Duration: 21 Feb 201922 Feb 2019
https://hdl.handle.net/11244/323882

Conference

ConferenceOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2019
Abbreviated titleResearch Day 2019
CountryUnited States
CityTULSA
Period21/02/1922/02/19
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    Proctor, M., Davis, A., & Warren, A. (2020). Hamstring tendon autograft vs. tibialis tendon allograft for ACL reconstruction: A critically appraised topic. Poster session presented at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2019, TULSA, United States. https://shareok.org/handle/11244/323860