Yes I know. This question has been asked many times. But every case seems to be different.
I am a 25 year old female. I come from a racing background. Like to ski hard and fast and huck cliffs with the boys. I was planning on competing in some big mountain events this year... but since the ski season was cut short... maybe next year.
I opted to got for the patellar autograft. It sounds like its stronger and seems like it will hold up better to the forces of skiing. Permanent knee pain seems to be a down side. But I didn't like the idea of reducing the strength of my hammys. My understanding is that it is strong quads and hamstrings are what protect the ligaments in your knee.
Skiing is the main sport I participate in. Yoga, weight training and hiking are what I do in the off season.
But now I am doubting my decision to go with the patellar autograft thanks to an acquaintance who looked at me like I was nuts when I told him my decision. He said hamstring is the way to go.
So. Any thoughts?