Hamstring graft bacterial contamination during anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: clinical and microbiological study

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Autograft preparation for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has a potential for graft contamination. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the possibility of bacterial contamination of hamstring autograft during preparation and when dropped onto the operating room floor and methods of graft decontamination. Sixty hamstring tendon autograft… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00264-016-3168-5

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