ACL and PCL reconstruction
It is very common for athletes to injure the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), which are the tissues that hold your knee together and help it move in different directions. If you tear a ligament or multiple ligaments in your knee, you will likely need surgery to repair the damage. We offer a range of options to repair and rebuild the ligaments, including:
- Autograft – Your sports medicine surgeon takes healthy muscle and tissue from other areas of your body and uses them to repair or reconstruct your torn ligament.
- Allograft – Your sports medicine surgeon transplants healthy tissue taken from a muscle tissue bank into your torn ligament.
- Revision – We repair failed ACL/PCL reconstruction procedures performed at other institutions. We perform more than 50 revisions each year.
Combined anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) disruptions are uncommon orthopedic injuries. They are usually caused by high- or low-velocity knee dislocations. Because knee dislocations might spontaneously reduce before the initial evaluation, the true incidence is unknown. Dislocation involves injury to multiple ligaments of the knee. Both of the cruciate ligaments are usually disrupted, and they are often combined with a third ligamentous disruption (medial collateral ligament or lateral collateral ligament and/or posterior lateral complex). Associated neurovascular, meniscal, and osteochondral injuries are often present and complicate treatment.