What is anterior cruciate ligament surgery
Anterior cruciate ligament surgery, famous as an ACL injury, involves creating or repairing an ACL. In ACL augmentation surgery, implants are used to replace the ligaments. The most common transplant is an organ transplant that uses a body part, such as the patella (patellar tendon) or the Achilles tendon. Sometimes the quadriceps tendon is used over the patella. Another option is allograft tissue from a deceased donor.
How is it done
- Reconstructive surgery is generally used only for fractures. In this case, the bone fragment attached to the ACL is glued to the bone.
- Anterior cruciate ligament surgery is usually done by making small incisions in the knee and inserting surgical instruments through these incisions.
- In some cases, a large incision is made in the knee.
Anterior cruciate ligament surgery is performed by an orthopedic
The time of surgery to produce a partial or complete rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament is unknown. Surgery immediately after injury involves an increase in fibrous tissue, resulting in a loss of postoperative mobility. Experts believe surgery should be postponed until the swelling subsides and the knee moves again. You can strongly contract (flex) the muscles in the front of the thigh (quadriceps).
In adults, age is not a determining factor for surgery. But overall, health can be a problem. Surgery may not be the best treatment for people with underlying medical conditions that make surgery riskier. These people can opt for non-surgical treatment. And may want to change activity levels to protect the knee from further injury.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) plays a vital role in stabilizing and supporting the knee during high-risk sports that require rapid movements, twists, and jumps. It is also one of the most common types of knee ligament injuries. MSF injuries can lead to severe pain, disability, and loss of function.
When is the correct time to rebuild the ACL?
Without proper treatment, the swelling and pain in the knee may gradually go away, but it may become unstable, and the movement may relax. Most cruciate ligaments heal naturally. Surgery should be considered to restore knee range of motion fully. Anterior cruciate ligament surgery may be recommended even if knee instability causes problems in other joints.
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Orthofoot MD’s experienced surgeons for anterior cruciate ligament surgery are ready to find the proper treatment for your knee. If you suspect an ACL injury, it is essential to make an appointment and complete ACL reconstruction as soon as the injury worsens.