ACL Graft Selection: From Wide Receivers to Weekend Warriors

February 1, 2012 Grand Rounds Video: ACL Graft Selection: From Wide Receivers to Weekend Warriors


Carol C. Teitz, MD, Professor
Brian B. Gilmer, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
John R. "Trey" Green III, MD, Associate Professor
Jason J. Wilcox MD

ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction is one of the most common procedures in orthopedic surgery. This lecture reviews the historical development of ACL reconstruction, the technical details of graft harvest, and benefits and limitations of grafts commonly used in modern ACL reconstruction. Current literature and future directions of study are explained. Finally, patient specific and surgeon dependent considerations are discussed with a UW Medicine faculty panel.