Arthroscopic Knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Repair
About Arthroscopic Knee ACL Repair
This surgery involves replacing the torn ligament with a tissue graft, which will then form the base for the new ligament to grow on. Arthroscopic ACL repair is a minimally invasive procedure performed through small puncture holes. A graft is placed in the location of your torn ligament and held in place by a fixation device such as a screw. This allows for early motion and rehab while the graft matures to a new functioning ACL.
This knee surgery can be performed in about an hour, and patients go home the same day. Regrowth of the ACL graft can take a long time. Physical therapy following the knee surgery will center on first returning motion to the joint and surrounding muscles before building strength to protect the new ligament.