An anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is an operation to replace a damaged anterior cruciate ligament with a ligament graft or a synthetic ligament.

There are a number of options for the graft material.

Synonyms: 
ACL reconstruction
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A publication highlighting the factors affecting injury of the ACL and ACL rehabilitation.

Image of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Practical Surgical Guide

This is a clinical text written by experts for experts, and has over 500 pages of well-indexed detail and is richly illustrated in colour. It is not a beginner's book.

A discussion based upon an interesting thread in the KNEEguru Forum (bulletin board).

Image of ACL Injuries in the Female Athlete: Causes, Impacts, and Conditioning Programs

A book review.

Image of ACL Injury: Everything You Need to Know to Make the Right Treatment Decision

This e-book is from from two knee experts, written in a style for everyone to be able to understand the key issues and well illustrated in full colour.

Who's Who in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery?

This section lists knee surgeons who the KNEEguru website has identified as having expertise or a special interest in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee.

In a previous paper entitled Double bundle, traditional single bundle or 'more anatomic' single bundle ACL reconstruction?, I explained that techniques in cruciate ligament restoration are constantly evolving.

This has largely...

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