It's a cadaver's achilles tendon in place of my ACL. It's relatively rare, but the surgeon that did my surgery (does most of the Ole Miss athlete's surgeries) strictly does them for ACLs.
Allografts tend to be a lot more cautious with weight bearing status in the beginning due to the bone tendon bone graft not taking place for about 6 to 8 weeks.
I tore my ACL the same day as another dude in my class. I had the achilles allo, he had the patellar tendon auto (from the contralateral) knee. He was partial weight bearing a week after surgery. I was non-weightbearing and on crutches for 6 weeks. So he was back to walking quicker but in the end, I was back to activity (athletics) quicker. I also busted my arse in the gym, but he was in PT school as well so it's not like he didn't know what he was doing.
This post was edited on 7/30 at 9:50 am