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
  • I could not have asked for better service, promptness and satisfaction with the treatment ordered. Thank you very much!
  • My doctor and staff took the time to explain the cause and treatment I would receive. Very professional!
  • All staff were very friendly and professional. Dr. Hyatt was thorough, did not rush through the appointment and answered all of our questions.
  • Dr Stabile and her team were magical! I am pain free, and extremely happy I am in her care.
  • A very professional organization, with a relaxed and friendly staff.
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