ACL Reconstruction for Those in Tampa, Brandon, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland & Surrounding Cities
If you have torn your ACL, an ACL reconstruction may be the ideal solution for you. One of the more commonly injured ligaments of the knee, the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, provides stability and runs diagonally through the knee to prevent your shin bone from protruding out beyond your femur. It plays a vital role in the stability and functional performance of your knee, and if injuries to the ACL are left untreated, they can lead to increased pain and discomfort and decreased mobility.
At Advanced Regenerative Orthopedics, we have an experienced team of surgeons and physicians who are able to provide the most advanced ACL surgery available to patients of all ages. Minimally invasive when compared to traditional open surgery, ACL reconstruction will stabilize your knee, so you can enjoy being active again. By restoring your knee, you will relieve pain and help to prevent further meniscal injury.
During your ACL reconstruction, our surgeons will create a small incision and insert an arthroscope, which is essentially a thin, flexible tube containing a light and camera. This will enable our team to perform the ACL surgery without opening the entire knee area for viewing. We will carefully remove your torn ligament and replace it with an autograft or allograft.
- Autograft: An autograft is tissue taken from a different region of the patient’s own body for use elsewhere within the body. Advanced Regenerative Orthopedics often recommends utilizing a portion of the patient’s hamstring tissue to reconstruct their ACL, and if you and your surgeon opt for this route, your surgeon will make another slightly larger incision at a predetermined location to remove your autograft.
- Allograft: An allograft is a tissue from the donor bank, which carefully screens to ensure the most viable, healthy tissue. Benefits of using donor tissue during an ACL reconstruction are numerous and often include decreased recovery time and postoperative pain reduction.
Regardless of which graft is being used during your ACL reconstruction, your surgeon will prep your knee for the new tissue by created tunnels within your bone. Once the tissue is able to successfully pass, the new ligament will be attached to the bone, and your incision(s) will be closed with stitches. Your ACL surgery will be complete, and you will be on the road to restored mobility.
If you are suffering from persistent knee pain, knee buckling, joint stiffness or reduced range of motion, contact Advanced Regenerative Orthopedics today to schedule an appointment and determine if ACL reconstruction is right for you. We proudly accept patients from Tampa, Brandon, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland and the surrounding regions.