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The ACL is a ligament that connects the femur (thighbone) to the tibia (shinbone). A physical examination, as well as an X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are used to diagnose an ACL tear that would require reconstruction.
If surgery is needed, Dr. Kayal and his board-certified surgeons perform arthroscopic ACL reconstruction through small incisions—reducing disturbance to the muscle and connective tissue. ACL surgery replaces the ligament with a substitute tendon graft to stabilize the knee and reduce or eliminate pain. The extent of the surgery may vary for patients who have suffered several knee injuries.
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