Pain level after ACL reconstruction: A comparative study between free quadriceps tendon and hamstring tendons autografts

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Pain after ACL Reconstruction

Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction is an extensive surgery with several different factors to consider. There have been many studies to determine which type of graft is most effective for different populations, but what about pain?  This weeks article addresses just that. This study reviews several different types of ACL graft to determine which was most painful for patients. Read here to learn more, so that you can help your patients understand what they can expect in their upcoming surgery.

 

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  1. Judith C. says:

    Super interesting. I like the idea of this study a lot, and will admit that prior to reading it I had no idea which was method was considered most painful. The results of the study suggest patellar tendon grafts are less painful initially after surgery, but I wonder if the pain persists longer as time passes after surgery?

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