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In the rare cases with serious damage of the Medial Collateral Ligament MCL of the knee requiring surgical treatment, ligament remnants may be inadequate for a good repair. In such cases, reconstruction should be performed and technical options may be limited. We used an Achilles tendon allograft and applied it using the Pulvertaft weave technique for tendon repair. We found no previous reports of allograft application for MCL repair though the technique has been extensively used for Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction.

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Knee, Medial Collateral Ligament, Allograft

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Xarchas, K. and Givissis, P. 2016 Tendon Allograft for Repair of the Medial Collateral Ligament of the Knee: A Case Report. Open Journal of Orthopedics, 6, 315-320. doi: 10.4236-ojo.2016.610041.





Author: Konstantinos C. Xarchas1*, Panagiotis Givissis2

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