Maine Orthopaedic Review Monthly Challenge

Test Your Knowledge of Treating Sports Injuries

Bruce F. Gomberg, MD; Kenneth R. Morse, MD


May 12, 2017

The MOON (Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network) Group has gathered information on thousands of orthopedic patients. In review, the MOON Group has found that the factors most associated with the highest rate of recurrent ACL graft rupture are younger patient age, allograft graft type, and higher activity level. The risk for recurrent ACL graft rupture is highest in younger patients and decreases as age increases. In this case, the patient's initial surgery was with a patellar tendon autograft, which has a lower rate of graft rupture compared with allograft.[6]


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