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ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT (ACL) SURGERY

In order to better understand anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, it is important to understand basic knee anatomy and the function of the ACL. Please review the knee anatomy and the ACL injuries sections of knee pain info .

The patellar tendon and the hamstring tendon are the two most common tendons used by surgeons to "reconstruct" the ACL. The following links to arthroscopy.com explain ACL surgery using the patellar tendon technique.

www.arthroscopy.com/sp05018.htm

www.arthroscopy.com/sp05025.htm

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