ACL Reconstruction (Patellar Tendon Graft Technique)

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This procedure repairs your knee after a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (commonly called the "ACL"). This ligament is in the center of the knee. It helps anchor the femur to the tibia. This surgery can allow you to regain normal knee function.

What is ACL reconstruction?

This detailed video explains the entire process of ACL reconstruction, including preparation and repair. When the procedure is complete, the openings in your skin are closed. Your knee is bandaged. It may be placed in a brace or a splint. You will be monitored for a brief time before you are allowed to go home. Your healthcare provider will give you instructions to help your recovery.