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Does Irradiation Affect the Clinical Outcome of Patellar Tendon Allograft ACL Reconstruction?

Does Irradiation Affect the Clinical Outcome of Patellar Tendon Allograft ACL Reconstruction?

Patients undergoing ACL reconstruction with irradiated allograft BPTB had similar clinical outcomes compared to those reconstructed with autograft BPTB; thereby, suggesting that irradiation can be used to sterilize BPTB allograft without adversely affecting clinical outcome.

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Revision Risk After Allograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

In the largest known study of its kind examining outcome after primary allograft ACLR, graft irradiation greater than 1.8 Mrad, BioCleanse graft processing, younger patient age, male patients, and BPTB allograft were all associated with a higher risk of clinical failure and subsequent revision surgery.

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Revision with Achilles Tendon Allograft In Young Athletes

The ACL revision with a double-bundle technique using Achilles tendon allograft was successful in 81% of athletes at six years mean follow-up. Read more

Allograft Tendons Are A Safe and Effective Option For Revision ACL Reconstruction: A Clinical Review

Allograft Tendons Are A Safe and Effective Option For Revision ACL Reconstruction: A Clinical Review

In the light of current data, allograft tissue can be considered a suitable option for revision ACL reconstruction Read more

Pain Evaluation After All-Inside Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Short-Term Functional Results Of A Prospective Randomized Study

The all-inside technique is a reliable procedure with very good results for pain, stability and knee function. Read more

Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing All-Inside Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Technique with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with A Full Tibial Tunnel

All-inside ACL reconstruction results in a lower VAS pain score compared with baseline Read more

Prevalence of Associated Lesions in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Prevalence of Associated Lesions in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

To determine if there is a correlation between time to ACL reconstruction and the prevalence of meniscal tears or cartilage injuries present at surgery. Also, to identify the optimum timing of ACL surgery to decrease the risk of developing any additional injuries.

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Ordering allografts with JRF Ortho

Tips for expediting your fresh osteochondral allograft, tendon and meniscus orders

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White Paper on Structural Integrity and Safety of Irradiated JRF Ortho Tendon Allografts

Together, the use of aseptic technique, proprietary cleansing methods and temperature controlled, ultra low-dose irradiation provide a safe, structurally efficient allograft without impacting the integrity of the tissue and reducing potential for case failure. 

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Increased Risk of Revision After ACLR with Soft Tissue Allograft Compared to Hamstring Autograft

Increased Risk of Revision After ACLR with Soft Tissue Allograft Compared to Hamstring Autograft

Soft tissue allografts processed with < 1.8Mrads with or without chemical processing and non processed grafts did not have a significantly different risk of revision compared to hamstring autografts.

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Risk Factors for Revision Following Primary Allograft ACLR

After adjusting for patient age, gender, and body mass index, they found that the BioCleanse® technique—which sterilizes tissue through oscillating positive and negative pressure in the presence of detergents and sterilants—and irradiation with more than 1.8 Mrad were associated with a higher risk of revision after 1 year, compared to the other graft processing methods.

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Impact of Hamstring Graft Diameter on Tendon Strength: A Biomechanical Study

Statistically different increasing tensile strength was seen as graft diameter increased. Significant variability exists in the strength of multi-stranded hamstring allografts within the diameter range of 6 to 9 mm that often falls well below the commonly accepted value of 4,000 N for a hamstring graft.

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The Effect of Donor Age and Low-Dose Gamma Irradiation on the Initial Biomechanical Properties

The Effect of Donor Age and Low-Dose Gamma Irradiation on the Initial Biomechanical Properties

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The Effect of Donor Age on Structural and Mechanical Properties of Allograft Tendons

Allograft tendons are commonly used in surgical ligament reconstruction. While it is commonly accepted that donor age will affect mechanical properties of graft tissue, the apparent age threshold is unknown.

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