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Knee Reconstruction Surgery (ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring Tendon)

Dr Kohan generally prefers to use the Hamstring Tendon ACL Reconstruction Technique shown above, but another method is called Patella Tendon ACL Reconstruction. You can see a step-by-step movie about this technique HERE

  • The knee is a complex hinge joint and is held together by four ligaments.
  • A ligament is not only designed to hold bones together, it also provides the joint with stability and mobility to move.
  • There are ligaments on both sides of your knee known as Collateral ligaments and two ligaments deep inside your knee. These latter cross over each other and are called Anterior Cruciate ligament (ACL) and Posterior Cruciate ligament (PCL).

It is easy to take your knees for granted, without giving them a second thought. But you can only walk, climb, sit or kneel thanks to the mobility of your knees.

Ligaments play a large role in bracing your knee joints for these activities. But when you injure a ligament, you may feel as though your knees will not allow you to move or even hold you up. Fortunately, you and your health care team can make a joint effort to return you to an active lifestyle.

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