Arthroscopic (MIS) Method
Autograft ACL Reconstruction
Modern ACL reconstruction utilizes autograft tissue (hamstrings or patellar tendon) obtained from the patient with minimally invasive surgical methods. After the tissue is cleaned and prepared into the ideal length and diameter, an arthroscope is used to prepare the knee to receive the graft.
Using the arthroscope, the knee is cleaned and any associated cartilage tears are addressed. Tunnels are precisely placed in the tibia and the femur.
After the tunnels are created and carefully contoured to receive a graft, the graft is prepared with any of a number of well accepted fixation devices that are designed for arthroscopic placement.
The graft is passed through the tibial tunnel and into the femoral tunnel and final fixation is placed.