Revision ACL Reconstruction Surgery
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are a common knee injury, especially in athletes. A twist or forceful rotation of the knee can result in an ACL tear that may require surgery. ACL reconstruction surgery is a highly successful option for restoring knee strength and stability after an ACL tear, but it is possible for complications to occur. At Jonathan L. Glashow, MD orthopedic surgery and sports injury center, we offer revision ACL reconstruction surgery at our facility in Miami, FL.
It is estimated that 10% of ACL reconstruction surgeries may fail or have some type of complication post-surgery. ACL reconstruction uses a donor tendon to restore support for the knee, followed by extensive rehabilitation. While there are approximately 200,000 ACL reconstruction procedures performed each year, this is a complex surgery that requires specialized techniques to achieve successful results.
ACL reconstruction can fail for a variety of reasons. Many times, it is due to lack of experience or skill of the surgeon – there are factors that need to be considered when performing these surgeries. There are several technical aspects that can affect the success of ACL reconstruction and whether the donor graft will succeed.
Top Knee Orthopedic Specialist and Surgeon
If you had an ACL reconstruction that failed, you want to choose a world-class orthopedic surgeon for your revision surgery. Revision ACL reconstruction is more complicated than the original procedure, requiring repairing the damage caused by the first surgery, as well as restoring the function of the knee. Dr. Glashow has performed extensive knee surgeries for professional athletes to achieve excellent outcomes. His experience, expertise and knowledge are vital for achieving a successful revision ACL reconstruction result.
It can be frustrating to have an ACL reconstruction procedure fail, but there are options to regain your knee function and performance. If you need revision ACL reconstruction surgery in the Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach or Miami, FL, area, come see the knee specialists at Jonathan L. Glashow, MD orthopedic surgery and sports injury center. Contact our office today to schedule a knee injury consultation to discuss your options.