ACL Reconstruction


The anterior cruciate ligament - ACL - connects the thighbone to the shinbone at the center of the knee.

The ACL tear can occur when the knee is pivoted or twisted too far, beyond its normal range of motion - for instance, in a basketball or skiing injury. The ACL reconstruction is done with the arthroscope and involves substituting the torn ACL with a tendon from somewhere else in the knee or from a tissue bank.