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Ligament Reconstruction Surgery Los Angeles

By Steven Meier

Because a completely torn ligament cannot heal on its own, surgeons don’t do ligament “repair” on torn ligaments. Instead, they perform a procedure called ligament reconstruction. Ligament reconstruction involves removing the damaged ligament and replacing it with a graft.

To learn more about ligament reconstruction surgery in Los Angeles, call Meier Orthopedic Sports and Regenerative Medicine today. Our phone number is 310.736.2793.

What Are Ligaments?

The term ligament refers to a type of fibrous tissue in the joints that helps to cushion the bones and hold them together. In the knee there are four different primary ligaments:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL)
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL)

Due to the position and role of the knee in the body, the ligaments of the knee are highly vulnerable to injury. One of the most commonly injured knee ligaments is the anterior cruciate ligament.

The anterior cruciate ligament is located in the center of the knee. It helps to connect and cushion the bones of the knee. It is vulnerable to injury when the knee is twisted, landed on awkwardly, hit by a hard object, or in a number of other circumstances.

Ligament Reconstruction Surgery Los Angeles

Ligament reconstruction surgery in Los Angeles is a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure. This means that Dr. Meier uses an arthroscope, a small tool with a camera that allows him to see inside the knee. Thanks to the arthroscope, Dr. Meier is able to use several small incisions to perform the surgery rather than a large, open incision. The advantage of minimally invasive ligament reconstruction is faster healing times and less damage to the surrounding tissue.

To learn more about ligament reconstruction surgery, contact MOSM today!

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Dr. Steven Meier
Steven Meier

Dr. Steven Meier is a renowned board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in regenerative sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Meier believes in treating each patient individually according to their needs.

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