Knee Ligament Reconstruction

Knee ligament injuries, such as a torn ACL, are very painful. Your knee contains four ligaments that provide stability. Tears of the ACL or PCL do not typically heal well on their own. If you are young and active, your orthopedic surgeon may recommend surgery or knee ligament reconstruction for your ACL or PCL tear.

In instances where the ligament is torn beyond repair, knee ligament reconstruction is used. Knee ligament reconstruction uses tissue from another tendon in place of the torn ligament. This tissue may be your own tendon, called an autograft, or donated tissue from a cadaver, called an allograft. Autografts often use tissue from your hamstring, quadriceps or patellar tendon with bone plugs from the kneecap and shin bone. If other areas of damage exist within the knee, they may be repaired at the time of surgery as well.

After your surgery, you may need to wear a knee brace and use crutches.Our team at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster will be by your side as you recover. Together we will develop a personalized recovery plan including physical therapy and pain management to help you regain strength and function.

Types of Treatment:

  • Surgical reconstruction of torn ligaments – typically ACL or PCL – using tissue from another tendon in place of the ligament because the ligament tear is beyond repair
  • Surgical reconstruction using tissue sourced from your own tendon, called an autograft
  • Surgical reconstruction using donated tissue from a cadaver, called allograft
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  • ACL Tear
  • PCL Tear
  • MCL Tear
  • LCL Tear
Knee Ligament Reconstruction Providers

Adam E. Hyatt, M.D., FAAOS

Sports Medicine, Hip

James H. Carson, M.D.

Trauma, Joint Replacement

Joel A. Horning, M.D.

Sports Medicine

Kathryne J. Stabile, M.D., M.S.

Sports Medicine, Shoulder

Michael W. Gish, M.D.

Sports Medicine

Paul F. Carroll, M.D.

Sports Medicine, Knee

Vincent Battista, M.D.

Hand & Wrist, Elbow
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Knee Ligament Reconstruction Specialties
Knee Ligament Reconstruction Services
  • #1 in my book!  This team replaced my right knee, and are now in the prep stages to replace the left one. One stop shopping as far as diagnosis, actual surgery at Lancaster General, along with rehab. The surgery team is great, and the rehab team very easy to work with and very thorough.
  • I was seen promptly for my initial consultation. The staff and Dr. Sieger were friendly and professional, excellent communication! I’m planning to have Dr. Sieger to do my carpal tunnel surgery in the near future.
  • I had my left shoulder worked on and the surgery was very successful. I do not have any limitations or pain now. I would use this group again for any orthopedic issue I may have in the future, because they CARE about your success.
  • Excellent experience!! I really feel like I am in great hands!! Thank you!!
  • Great experience at Orthopedic Urgent Care at OAL Lancaster. Friendly and efficient receptionist, assistant and x-ray tech. Scott, the PA-C was phenomenal. Very personable, caring and knowledgeable. Diagnosed, gave thorough explanations and treated my condition promptly and effectively. 
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