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.
Torn Ligaments – MedStar Georgetown’s Comprehensive Approach
The ACL Surgeons at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital can treat all types of ligament injuries – from simple ones to the most complex problems. We take a comprehensive approach to your treatment, addressing not only your major injury, but any other knee problems that may contribute to your discomfort. We care for your entire knee using the most cutting edge surgical options and techniques. Our top priority is to get you back to your desired level of activity. We will work with you every step of the way, no matter how challenging it may be.
We use ACL/PCL Reconstruction to address a variety of knee ligament injuries, including those that affect the:
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)
- Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL)
- Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL)
Torn Ligament Surgery Recovery
After ACL/PCL reconstruction surgery, you will likely need several weeks to recover. Your doctor may recommend a combination of bracing, rehabilitation, and physical therapy so you can regain your strength and range of motion. Before your procedure, your doctor will discuss the details of your recovery with you.