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Revision ACL Reconstruction With Concomitant Femoral Tunnel Bone-Dowel Allograft Grafting

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  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) posts videos of fellows performing common and complex orthopedic surgeries in their Orthopaedic Video Theater (OVT)
  • This is an evidence-based technique video from Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine Surgeon Peter Asnis, MD, of a femoral tunnel bone-dowel allograft grafting
  • Femoral tunnel bone-dowel allograft grafting is a surgical procedure that can be performed as part of primary or revision ACL reconstruction

In this video, Mass General Brigham sports medicine surgeon Peter Asnis, MD, performs revision ACL reconstruction with concomitant femoral tunnel bone-dowel allograft grafting. Research has shown that allograft bone dowels are a viable graft choice to replenish the bone stock in a staged revision ACL reconstruction setting.

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