Anatomic Guidelines for Harvesting a Quadriceps Free Tendon Autograft for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Lippe J et al. – Quadriceps free tendon graft harvesting should begin by locating the apex of the quadriceps tendon. The surgeon should then harvest a 10–mm–wide graft centered about 2 mm medial to this point, using the depth of a No. 10 scalpel blade (7 mm) as a guide to thickness to harvest an optimal quadriceps free tendon graft for Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction.