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Los Angeles Ligament Reconstruction

By Steven Meier

Ligament reconstruction is a term used to describe a surgical procedure that is done to replace ligaments that have been completely torn. For ligaments that are only partial torn, nonsurgical methods such as rest, ice, and compression may be enough to repair them. But if the ligament has been completely torn, patients will likely need ligament reconstruction.

To find out more about Los Angeles ligament reconstruction, contact board-certified orthopedic surgeon Steven W. Meier, MD, today.

Ligaments in the Knee

There are four major ligaments that make up the knee. These are:

  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL)
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL)
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)

These ligaments work to stabilize the joint and connect the bones of the upper leg to those of the lower. Among the most important of these ligaments is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The anterior cruciate ligament is located in the center of the knee. Common causes of ACL tears include awkward landings, twisting of the knee, and stopping suddenly.

Los Angeles Ligament Reconstruction

Are you thinking about undergoing ligament reconstruction surgery in Los Angeles? Dr. Meier is an expert in minimally-invasive ACL reconstruction surgery. The procedure involves only a few small incisions, through which the doctor inserts an arthroscope. An arthroscope is a small camera that allows Dr. Meier to see inside the joint.

During the procedure, Dr. Meier will remove the damaged ligament and replace it with a new graft. This graft will be fixed in place with surgical screws. Over the coming weeks, you will wear a brace as the graft heals. Dr. Meier will subsequently speak with you about rehabilitation and physical therapy options.

To schedule a consultation with a top orthopedic surgeon, contact Meier Orthopedic Sports and Regenerative Medicine today.

Find out more about ACL reconstruction.

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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