Anterior Cruciate Ligment Reconstructive Surgery

Surgery is typically performed after the injured knee regains full range of motion and proper
muscle control, generally 3 to 4 weeks following the injury. During ACL surgery, the torn
ligament is replaced (reconstructed) with a graft because the ligament is so damaged that a
simple repair is usually not sucessful. Common grafts used to replace the torn ligament include
the hamstring tendons, bone-patellar tendon-bone, quadriceps tendon or allografts from
cadavers. The goals of the surgery are to reconstruct the torn ligament, repair any other
damaged structures (including meniscus, other ligaments, or cartilage) and restore function and
stability to the knee.

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Soft-Tissue ACL Graft Study: A Comparison Study of Femoral Cross-Pin Fixation with Tibial Interference Screw vs.Tibial Cross-Pin Fixation with Femoral Interference Screw

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A Comprehensive Functional Capacity Evaluation for the Determination of Safe Return to Play Following ACL Reconstruction

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Western Springs, Illinois 60558
Phone: 630-324-0402
Fax: 630-920-2382


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