ACL Reconstruction with a Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone (BPTB) Graft
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a ligament that provides stability to the knee joint. It is commonly injured during high-intensity sports. Surgery is often recommended to restore knee strength and function by reconstructing a damaged ACL with a graft. The graft may be obtained from the tendon that stabilizes the kneecap or patella and is called a “bone-patellar tendon-bone” graft or BPTB graft, as it consists of tendon and bony attachments.