ACL Reconstruction Surgery Buffalo, NY

Joint & Knee replacement

What is ACL Reconstruction Surgery?

Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction surgery, or ACL reconstruction surgery, is the reconstruction of one of the four knee ligaments that connect your femur to the tibia. There are several types of ACL injuries that warrant ACL reconstruction surgery:

  • Partial Tear: A small or medium tear of the ligament
  • Rupture: A large tear in the ligament
  • Avulsion: The separation of the ligament from the femur to the tibia
  • Avulsion Fracture: A combination of an avulsion an bone fracture

Your ACL Exists for Many Reasons

The ligament stops your knee from twisting abnormally while preventing your leg from being stretched more than it should be. Your ACL also supports the other knee ligaments that keep your knee from bending sideways and it prevents the shinbone from coming too far forward on the thighbone. When your ACL is torn, the shinbone can come too far forward and the knee becomes rotationally unstable.

Recovery

Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction surgery is highly recommended if your ACL injury is causing you pain. During your rehabilitation you may experience swelling during daily activities or when playing sports. Grinding of your knee cap is also a common symptom during your recovery.  You must be willing to complete the lengthy post operational rehab program to regain your full range of motion, but most patients do regain full range after their surgery. Recovery typically lasts seven months to one year depending on how well you are healing.  

The expert orthopedic surgeons at Grant Michael T MD PC in Buffalo, NY can properly diagnose your injury, perform a successful surgery, and lead you to a speedy recovery.  We will walk you through each step of your surgery so you feel at ease.

Contact Grant Michael T MD PC today to learn more about ACL reconstruction surgery.


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