Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Chudik specializes in fixing failed ACL surgeries from near and far. ACL revision surgery is complicated and the goals of the surgery include: address the reason for failure, correct technical errors, properly reconstruct the torn ligament, repair any other damaged structures including other ligaments, meniscus, cartilage, or bone and restore function and stability to the knee.

Dr. Chudik performs revision ACL surgery with the assistance of an arthroscope (small camera that lets him look inside the knee through small incisions). The surgery usually is performed as an outpatient procedure (you go home the same day) with general anesthesia and a nerve block (numbing medicine injected around the nerves of the leg). The failed ACL is replaced by a new graft. Each graft has its own risks and benefits. Prior to surgery, Dr. Chudik discusses the type of graft that is best for you. In the revision setting, Dr. Chudik still prefers to use your own autologous tissue, but sometimes he must resort to using allografts because previous grafts already have been taken and the allograft can provide a wide range of necessary sizes.

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Wed: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

4700 Gilbert Avenue, Suite 51
Western Springs, Illinois 60558
Phone: 630-324-0402
Fax: 630-920-2382


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