I receive a large number of questions from readers and patients about ACL injuries and surgeries. I wanted to show you the basic steps involved in an ACL surgery. This video is not intended to cover every possible surgical technique or graft option but instead give you an idea of the nature of the ACL reconstruction.
0:00 – Introduction
0:03 – Start of the knee arthroscopy – looking for other damage in the knee
0:45 – Removal of the remnant of the torn ACL
1:27 – Notchplasty to widen the widen and increase space for the graft
2:27 – Drilling the tunnel in the tibia
3:28 – Drilling the tunnel in the femur
4:32 – Pulling the graft into the knee and seating the graft within the tunnels
4:53 – Placing the femoral interference screw
5:41 – Checking for impingement of the graft and tension in the graft after placing the screws
5:52 – Conclusion
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