Traditional vs. All-Inside ACL Reconstruction
ACL Reconstruction has seen an evolution over the last several decades. Initial procedures were open knee procedures. Arthroscopic advancements have allowed the procedures to become less invasive. These traditional arthroscopic procedures have still been quite painful and have involved lengthy recuperations. A new procedure brings the promise of less pain and scarring. This most minimally invasive ACL surgery is termed All-Inside ACL Reconstruction. This surgery is performed by making small poke-holes in the knee without making any large incisions.
The ACL is a ligament in the center of the knee that prevents the shin bone (tibia) from moving forward on the femur (thigh bone). The ACL ligament prevents the knee from being stretched or straightened beyond its normal limits. A tear of this ligament can cause the knee to give way during physical activity. An ACL injury usually involves a tear or separation of the ACL ligament from the bone. If a torn ACL is left untreated, cartilage damage and early arthritis may occur.
ACL Reconstruction has now been taken to the next level with the All-Inside ACL Reconstruction approach. The technologically advanced instrumentation and innovative surgical technique facilitates a more predictable anatomic ACL reconstruction. These improvements and advancements have resulted in less pain and stiffness, fewer complications, and faster recovery time for the patient.