The ACL has a poor blood supply, which prevents tears from healing on their own, and repairs usually are not successful. Reconstruction of the ligament is the treatment of choice. Tendon tissue harvested from the patient’s own body, or sterilized and processed donor tendon can be fashioned into a new ACL. Various surgical techniques and graft options exist, and should be tailored to each patient based on their specific situation.
At Oceana Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Dr. Aboka performs minimally invasive, All-Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction Surgery, customized to each patient and utilizing cutting edge approaches and instrumentation, speeding up recovery and return to sports.
This procedure is outpatient/same-day surgery, and leads to less pain and scarring and quicker recovery and return to pain-free function.