Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, or ACL reconstruction, is a procedure performed to treat injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, by replacing the ACL with a tissue graft. Injuries to the ACL are one of the most common ligament injuries in the knee. If the damage to the ACL occurs without making the knee unstable, or if the patient is elderly or has a very low physical activity level, conservative treatment like bracing and physical therapy are attempted first. If the injury is severe and the knee is unstable, this operation will likely be performed. Only your physician can determine the right treatment for your injury.

Anatomic ACL Reconstruction Surgery

Learn about what the ACL is, how surgery is performed, and more in this video.

Rehabilitation after ACL Reconstruction Surgery

Learn about what you need to focus on after having an ACL reconstructive surgery.