Patellar and hamstring grafts are the 2 main types. Mine was hamstring graft, which was highly recommended by the Dr. for athletes, which is generally not the consensus. I have zero complaints with how it turned out, and a decade later I have zero knee pain, other than the occasionas stiffness in the morning(insert morning wood joke)
Patellar grafts are generally more common for athletes for the most part, but may run a higher risk of chronic knee pain.
This is all just one Dr's opinion, but he's done hundreds of hamstring grafts for athletes.
Did I just hear that right on ESPN? Standard procedure I am sure, but interesting as to why ..
Two years ago, I was diagnosed with a torn acl by doctor 1. He sent me to his partner who did all the acl surgeries for the practice. Dr 2 said he didn't think the acl was torn, but scheduled surgery to fix it or whatever else was wrong (something was definitely wrong). We even picked a graft for the surgery. Turned out I had a bone chip the size of a garden pea floating around in there.
Even if it is a torn acl, there are options and different ways to do it (cadaver or no cadaver).