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Let's Run Against the Wind..Again

DCM2 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 8:06 AM

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) 

Surgical treatment of the torn ACL usually involves an arthroscopic surgical reconstruction of the injured ligament.  Although a number of different types of tissue have been utilized to reconstruct the ACL, the most common type of ACL reconstruction involves harvesting the central third of the patellar tendon with a bone block at each end of the tendon graft. After performing a diagnostic arthroscopic examination of the knee, the central third of the patellar tendon is harvested. 

The remaining tendon is then repaired. After harvesting...