MINIMALLY INVASIVE ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY: ACL RECONSTRUCTION
NJ sports medicine surgeon Robert A. Kayal, MD, performs arthroscopic ACL reconstruction through small incisions that reduce disturbance to the muscle and connective tissue. This minimally invasive surgical procedure is often performed on an outpatient basis, so orthopedic patients return home the same day as surgery!
What is an ACL Tear?
The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is a major knee ligament that helps to stabilize the knee during activities like pivoting, cutting and turning. ACL injuries often occur during sports or dynamic movement when a twisting force is applied to the knee. Orthopedic patients who injure their ACL may experience pain, instability, swelling, reduced range of motion—and a general sensation of their knee “giving out.” Those sustaining an ACL tear generally require some type of surgical treatment, physical therapy or knee bracing.
Treatment of ACL Injuries
The Kayal Orthopaedic Center team will examine your injury and medical history to determine whether you require minimally invasive ACL surgery. If surgery is not required, your surgeon will recommend other ACL treatments, including physical therapy, home exercises and prescribed knee supports.
Kayal Orthopaedic Center has offices conveniently located in Ridgewood and Franklin Lakes, and our NJ knee surgeons treat patients from Hudson County, Passaic County, Bergen County and Essex County. Discover more about minimally invasive surgical procedures and ACL tears by visiting our patient information center, or by contacting our NJ orthopedic medical practice to schedule an appointment.