Medial Collateral Ligament Used for Stability when the knee is in full arc of motion Lateral Collateral Ligament Used for stability when the knee is in full arc of motion Posterior Cruciate ligament Stronger and broader than the ACL Used also for support and stability. Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACL Provides stability and support for the knee Limits rotation of the knee and also the forward movement of it.
ACL Reconstruction The Most common knee injury is tearing or ripping of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Its considered one of the main ligaments of the knee Signs of ACL tearing Hearing a pop Instability and frequent giving out of the knee Swelling and intense pop
Surgery Graft = Replacement of ACL Autograft: tissue and parts from the patient Uses tendons and other ligaments/ tendons as spare parts Allograft: tissue and parts from a donor Patellar Tendon Connects the Patellar and the Tibia Graft is taken from injured need or the middle of the other knee Graft is then screwed in to place between the patellar and the tibia
Recovery 6 weeks needed for the body to accept the Gaft 12 weeks you can begin jogging 3 to 6 months for full motion and strength recovery 6 to 12 months begin physical testing too evaluate recovery