Also known as:
Anterior cruciate ligament repair
Surgery for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries involves reconstructing or repairing the ACL.
ACL reconstruction surgery uses a graft to replace the ligament. The most common grafts are autografts, which use part of your own body, such as the tendon of the kneecap (patellar tendon) or a hamstring tendon.
Other good choices include allograft tissue, which is donor material. Repair surgery generally is used only in the case of an avulsion fracture (a separation of the ligament and a piece of the bone from the rest of the bone). In this case, the bone fragment connected to the ACL is reattached to the bone.
Providence Orthopedic Institute
offers professional treatment for adults and children in the following areas: joint reconstruction, revisions, foot and ankle injuries, hand and upper extremity surgery, fracture care, trauma and sports injuries. We use a variety of assessment and treatment tools to establish an accurate diagnosis quickly and develop a care plan that is tailored to the needs of each patient.