ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring

This procedure replaces a damaged or torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) with a portion of hamstring tendon from the patient's leg. The ACL connects the front top of the tibia (lower leg bone) to the rear bottom of the femur (thigh bone). The hamstring tendons attach the hamstring muscles to the lower leg.

What is an ACL reconstruction?

This detailed video explains the entire process of an ACL reconstruction, including preparing the autograph, removing the torn ACL, inserting the guide pin, creating the tunnel, inserting the horizontal screw, securing the graft strand, creating a new ACL, straightening the knee and end of procedure.