Stretched out ACL graft

by Teresa
(Brush, CO USA)

I had ACL reconstruction 20 years ago with a patellar tendon graft. I tore the medial meniscus in this same knee in September 2007, had a meniscectomy in December and during arthroscopy the surgeon could fold the graft over onto itself (stretched out and non-functional).

I'm wondering if this stretching out could have occurred because of a fall during a duathlon (tripped on a rock), landing forcefully on that leg while it was extended.

What do you think?

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