Dr. Matava shares the most common graft used during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery.
The most common graft used in United States is called the bone patellar tendon bone graft, which comes from the patellar tendon, which is the large inch-wide tendon below the kneecap.
About Dr. Matava, M.D.:
Dr. Matthew J. Matava, M.D., is an associate professor and orthopedic surgeon at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Specializing in sports medicine, his clinical areas of interest include ligament injuries of the knee, athletic injuries of the shoulder and elbow, and pediatric orthopedic knee disorders.