ACL RECONSTRUCTION PROCESS
If you believe you have a torn ACL, the first step is to speak with your doctor, Dr. Goradia, and schedule an appointment to further inspect the issue. To determine the severity of an ACL injury, your doctor will do a thorough physical examination coupled with a careful history emphasizing mechanism of injury. Investigations, such as an X-ray and MRI scan may be required to confirm diagnosis and determine the extent of the damage and/or involvement of other structures within the knee. As an expert in arthroscopic surgery for the ACL and other injuries, Dr. Goradia may utilize an arthroscopy to get the best possible look at the injury and treat the tear accordingly.
The ACL is usually treated or reconstructed through one or a combination of the following methods:
- Surgery to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament using a graft
- ACL Preservation Surgery or PRESERVE ACL Surgery
- Physical therapy