An anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is an operation to replace a damaged anterior cruciate ligament with a ligament graft or a synthetic ligament.

There are a number of options for the graft material.

Synonyms: 
ACL reconstruction
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The study includes data from both the surgeons and from the patients. The female/male ratio was 42/58,...

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Stiffness after ACL reconstruction - KNEEtalk spotlight #01

Rehabilitation is a central issue after surgery to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

I have picked this discussion of a real-life situation from many hundreds on the KNEEguru bulletin board because it raises a number of typical issues. Click the following link to read the initial conversation -

 

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Who's Who in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery?

This section lists knee surgeons who the KNEEguru website has identified as having expertise or a special interest in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee.

What kind of ACL reconstruction have you had?

In a previous paper on Double bundle, traditional single bundle or 'more anatomic' single bundle ACL reconstruction?, I explained that techniques in cruciate ligament restoration are constantly evolving.

This has largely been due to research stressing the importance of the position of the graft...

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