ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® RetroScrew)

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® RetroScrew)

This procedure replaces a damaged or torn anterior cruciate ligament, commonly called the ACL, with a tendon graft held in place by Arthrex RetroScrews. The surgeon uses a small camera called an arthroscope to visualize the inside of the knee during the procedure.

What is ACL reconstruction?

This detailed video explains the entire process of ACL reconstruction, including preparation, clearing the ACL, inserting the graft, anchoring the graft, end of procedure and aftercare. Two or three weeks after the procedure, the patient will begin performing limited exercises while wearing a knee brace, and will gradually progress to a rehabilitation and physical therapy program designed to help the knee regain strength and range of motion.