Tag Archives: ACL

What to Expect After ACL Surgery

Facing ACL surgery can naturally bring about many questions and concerns. ACL surgery, or anterior cruciate ligament surgery, is a common procedure aimed at repairing or reconstructing a torn ACL in the knee. Knowing what to expect throughout the process—from preparation to recovery—can significantly contribute to a successful outcome. This article offers a comprehensive overview […]

Sparing Your ACL with Knee Replacement

If you have a total knee replacement in your future, you may have heard about a procedure that retains the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), also known as an ACL-sparing knee replacement. The popularity of this surgery continues to increase, especially among younger patients. But is an ACL-sparing knee replacement worth it? First, you need to […]

ACL Repair: Your Tissue or Someone Else’s?

If you have torn your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the main ligament that stabilizes the knee, and are scheduled for reconstructive surgery to repair it, your surgeon could use either an autograft or an allograft. What is the difference between the two? An autograft is a piece of tissue removed from your body and used […]

Getting Back in the Game After ACL Surgery

In 2012, National Football League running back Adrian Peterson returned from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in his knee to have the best season of his career. His amazing recovery shows how far ACL treatment has progressed over the last decade and gives many athletes hope that they too can make full recoveries after […]

Putting Your ACL Back Together Again

The ACL—anterior cruciate ligament— provides stability to the knee by keeping the tibia (shinbone) from sliding in front of the femur (thighbone). About 250,000 ACL reconstructions are performed annually in the United States on individuals who experience the condition. ACL tears are not usually sutured together because the repairs do not fare well over time. […]

Double-bundle Surgery to Repair ACL Damage

The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, which connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone) in the center of the knee joint, actually consists of two “bundles” or “bands.” One, the anteromedial (AM) , controls the forward and backward movement of the tibia while the other, the posterolateral (PL), controls the knee when […]