Dr Charles Brown (UAE)

14 August 2018

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In this video, Dr Charles Brown discusses why he prefers to use a hamstring graft in ACL reconstruction surgeries. He states that the advantages of a hamstring graft are this high initial load to failure and stiffness, the larger cross-sectional area in comparison to a BTB, it requires a smaller skin incision and less surgical dissection, that there is no damage to the extensor mechanism, that there is lower incidence of anterior and kneeling pain compared to a BTB autograft, it is an easier graft passage, and there is less postoperative pain.


He also goes on to state the disadvantages of the hamstring tendon, with published clinical data on advantages and disadvantages of using this graft.


Recorded at:
ESSKA Congress
Glasgow, Scotland
9-12 May, 2018