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ACL Repair & Reconstruction

What is it and how is it performed?

ACL Overview

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) runs diagonally in the middle of the knee. The ACL is a primary stabilizer of the knee and serves many important functions.  It provides stability of the knee in both the front-to-back direction as well as to rotational forces.  The ACL also has important nerve fibers within the ligament that help the brain know the position of the knee in space and allows us to perform multiple complex maneuvers during athletic activity. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is among the most common orthopedic injuries.
About half of all injuries to the ACL have additional injuries to other structures in the knee, such as articular cartilage meniscus, or other ligaments. The anterolateral ligament (ALL) is another stabilizer of the knee located on the outside part of the knee, contributing significantly to rotational instability. The ALL is also often injured along with the ACL with damage to the ALL occurring in up to 90% of ACL injuries.

ACL Reconstruction Overview

While treatment for an ACL tear will vary by the patient’s individual needs, a torn ACL will not heal without surgery. The ACL can be addressed surgically through either direct repair (some cases) or most commonly through reconstruction. Our goal at Sano Orthopedics is to individualize our treatment plan through evidence-based medicine to maximize your chance to return to function and minimize your chance to sustain a re-injury.

We perform a variety of different techniques for ACL reconstruction at Sano Orthopedics, including ACL Repair “Biologic” ACL reconstruction (https://kcorthosports.com/unique-biologic-approach-acl-treatment/), combined ACL/ALL reconstruction.  For reconstructions, our surgeons primarily use the hamstring tendon, the patella tendon or the quadriceps tendon as a graft.

Surgery to rebuild an ACL is done with an arthroscope using small incisions and is performed on an outpatient basis.

ACL Overview

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) runs diagonally in the middle of the knee. The ACL is a primary stabilizer of the knee and serves many important functions.  It provides stability of the knee in both the front-to-back direction as well as to rotational forces.  The ACL also has important nerve fibers within the ligament that help the brain know the position of the knee in space and allows us to perform multiple complex maneuvers during athletic activity. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is among the most common orthopedic injuries.
About half of all injuries to the ACL have additional injuries to other structures in the knee, such as articular cartilage meniscus, or other ligaments. The anterolateral ligament (ALL) is another stabilizer of the knee located on the outside part of the knee, contributing significantly to rotational instability. The ALL is also often injured along with the ACL with damage to the ALL occurring in up to 90% of ACL injuries.

ACL Reconstruction Overview

While treatment for an ACL tear will vary by the patient’s individual needs, a torn ACL will not heal without surgery. The ACL can be addressed surgically through either direct repair (some cases) or most commonly through reconstruction. Our goal at Sano Orthopedics is to individualize our treatment plan through evidence-based medicine to maximize your chance to return to function and minimize your chance to sustain a re-injury.

We perform a variety of different techniques for ACL reconstruction at Sano Orthopedics, including ACL Repair, ACL Reconstruction,.”Biologic”ACL Reconstruction, combined ACL/ALL reconstruction.  For reconstructions, our surgeons primarily use the hamstring tendon, the patella tendon or the quadriceps tendon as a graft.

Surgery to rebuild an ACL is done with an arthroscope using small incisions and is performed on an outpatient basis.

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