Tropeano Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Phone (256) 208-0118

209 W spring St
Sylacauga, Alabama 35150
(at Coosa Valley Medical Center)

ACL Repair

The ACL is a ligament in the center of your knee that becomes damaged when twisted too far. ACL Reconstruction is performed using a combination of open surgery and arthroscopy. Before the ACL reconstruction process begins your surgeon will examine your knee arthroscopically, and repair any additional damage to the knee. Reconstruction of the ACL begins with a small incision in your leg where small tunnels are drilled in the bone. Next your new ACL is brought through these tunnels, and then secured. As healing occurs, the bone tunnels fill in to secure the tendon.