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ACL Reconstruction

ACL Reconstruction is a type of arthroscopic procedure utilized to repair a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament in the knee. The torn ligament is removed and replaced with a graft (usually a tendon taken from another part of the patient’s body).

  • Local or general anesthesia may be used
  • Surgeon will make several small incisions around the knee
  • An arthroscope (with a tiny camera) is inserted to allow the surgeon to view the joint
  • A sterile solution is pumped in to expand the area and allow a better view of the knee joint
  • Thin surgical instruments are inserted through the arthroscope and utilized to remove the torn ACL and replace it with a graft