AAOS Now, April 2012
Autograft or Allograft for ACL Reconstruction?
Whether to use an autograft or an allograft in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is still controversial. Although patella tendon autograft has long been considered the gold standard, allograft safety has improved significantly in the last 15 years, making it a viable option in some patients, according to Mark D.
Evolving Care During a Decade at War
During the decade since terrorists attacked the World Trade Centers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., more than 32,000 service members have been wounded in action as part of Operations Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Although Dec. 15, 2011, marked the end of the military mission in Iraq and current operations in Afghanistan are winding down, the medical mission to treat and rehabilitate those wounded continues. On Jan.