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Arthroscopic allograft surgery of the knee and shoulder: indications, techniques, and risks

      At first glance, allograft tissue would seem to be a perfect choice for reconstructions in the shoulder and knee. The graft can be obtained without donor site morbidity, there is no clinically significant immunologic reaction to an allograft, tissue size requirements can easily be met, and surgical results are equal to those using autografts. However, problems with both bacterial and viral disease transmission have limited much early enthusiasm for the use of allografts.
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