It’s easy for pain or discomfort in the knee to affect your daily life. One common knee injury is a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The ACL can be torn as a result of twisting, bending, or over-straightening the knee. A torn ACL can cause pain in the knee as well as swelling and weakness. ACL tears can range from mild to severe. We offer arthroscopic ACL reconstructive surgery to treat pain from ACL injuries.
Angelo Mattalino, MD is led by Dr. Mattalino, is a renowned orthopedic surgeon who strives to improve the wellness of all of his patients. Dr. Mattalino and his expert medical staff welcome patients from all areas. Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment and find out how we can restore a healthier and improved quality of living!
What is arthroscopic ACL reconstructive surgery?
ACL reconstructive surgery involves the use of a graft–a portion of healthy skin, bone, or other tissue– to replace the torn or damaged ACL. Our ACL surgical approach uses an advanced technology known as an arthroscope, which is a tube with a camera lens on the tip that transmits video footage to a large monitor. Tiny incisions are made into the knee where the arthroscope is inserted, giving our orthopedic surgeons greater precision to correct the damage.
What are the benefits of arthroscopic surgery for ACL reconstruction?
- Using an arthroscope grants precision when observing and reconstructing the ACL
- Smaller incisions are made in comparison to open surgery
- The arthroscope can help our orthopedic experts reconstruct the ACL all while further examining the knee for other possible damage
- Arthroscopic surgery for ACL reconstruction has fewer risks than open surgery
Why is arthroscopic ACL reconstruction perform?
The objective of arthroscopic ACL reconstruction is to restore normal functionality and wellness in the knee. Consequently, this procedure is to also prevent further damage to other structures within the knee.
Am I a good candidate for arthroscopic ACL reconstruction?
Arthroscopic ACL reconstructive surgery may be an option to consider if you:
- Have a mild to severe tear in your ACL and is causing instability in your knee
- Have undergone rehabilitation for your knee and you haven’t noticed improvements
- Are seeking to strengthen your knee to how it was prior to the ACL injury
- Are experiencing chronic ACL deficiency
- Have injuries in other parts of the knee
Our orthopedic experts will be able to help you determine if arthroscopic ACL reconstruction may be right for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing for you and helping you to achieve an improved quality of living!