considered when choosing allograft. Allograft surgery is generally more expensive than autograft. The majority of the expense of allograft surgery is tied to the price of the donor tissue. In contrast, the only cost with autograft surgery is related to the slightly increased surgical time for the harvest procedure.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a major stabilizer of the knee joint. This key knee ligament is commonly torn during sports activities. The standard operation to fix a torn ACL is with a patellar tendon graft. The surgeon takes out the middle section of the patellar tendon below the kneecap (patella).
autograft are multiple including decreased cost, no risk of disease transmission, and quicker graft incorporation time (healing time) compared to allografts8,9. The most popular types of autografts are patella tendon, hamstring tendons and quadriceps tendon.