ACL reconstuction options: is an Allograft as strong as a patellar autograft?

by Juli

I'm a 37 year old very active mom and I tore my ACL and MCL. I go back to my dr. In a week to schedule my ACL surgery. He is recommending an allograft for me because of the reduced recovery time and less pain. A friend of mine who teaches athletic training at a university highly suggests I have the patellar bone-tendon-bone autograft because he knows how active I am and says the patellar autograft is much stronger. I'm so confused and reading articles on the web is more confusing. It seems every surgeon has their own preference. I just don't want to have one surgery and regret it later. Is there any evidence of one surgery

being "better" than another?

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