The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the major ligaments in the anatomy of the knee. ACL Reconstruction is a surgical procedure that is performed to repair a torn ACL. ACL injuries occur most commonly during activities that require sudden stops and starts in motion such as sporting activities like soccer, football, tennis, basketball, skiing, gymnastics, and volleyball.
During our ACL reconstruction surgery in Los Angeles, the damaged ligament is removed from the knee and then replaced with natural harvested tendon material. The surgery is generally performed as an outpatient procedure and is minimally invasive, using only small incisions around the knee joint. Patients will usually be released to go home the same day.
In preparation for your ACL reconstruction surgery, you will likely undergo a series of physical therapy sessions designed to reduce swelling and inflammation prior to surgery. It has been shown that patients who undergo surgery with swollen joints have poorer surgical outcomes than those who have received therapy prior to surgery.
During our ACL repair in Los Angeles, the damaged ligament is removed from the knee and then replaced with natural harvested tendon material. The surgery is generally performed as an outpatient procedure and is minimally invasive, using only small incisions around the knee joint.
ACL Reconstruction uses grafting to repair the torn ligament in the knee. Grafting is a surgical technique through which the damaged ligament is replaced with a tendon from another part of your knee or from a deceased donor. The graft is then secured into place using screws placed into the thigh bone. The grafted tendon will serve as a conduit allowing new ligament tissue to grow and heal.
Since ACL Reconstruction is an outpatient surgery, you will be released to return home the same day as your surgery. You will need to arrange to have someone drive you home from surgery that day.
Your ligaments are the bands of flexible connective tissue that connect bones to one another. The ACL is a ligament which connects the femur to the tibia, acting as a stabilizer for the knee joint.
ACL injuries often occur while participating in sporting activities. These activities can put a significant amount of stress on the joint of the knee. Many injuries happen during motions such as:
For patients seeking ACL reconstruction in Los Angeles, the Nanoknee system offers a less-invasive option for surgery, allowing you to get back to your life more quickly than you would with traditional surgical methods. Patients who choose the Nanoknee system experience less downtime following reconstruction surgery, allowing them to walk out of their surgical procedure and get back to their daily routines more quickly.
The Nanoknee system is an advanced surgical technique that was developed in order to give patients an alternative to traditional surgical methods, many of which require painful recovery and significant downtime. Many patients can even get back to their daily routines without extensive physical therapy, allowing you to spend less time recovering and more time doing the things you love.
If you would like to learn how you can get back to a life without knee pain and injury, our surgical team is ready to meet with you and introduce you to arguably the best ACL repair Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, and Bakersfield all have to offer, which will allow you to get back to the life you love quickly and painlessly. Nanoknee clinics are located in Los Angeles, Bakersfield, and San Luis Obispo for your convenience.
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Nanoknee and its Surgery Center Partners want to let our patients know what steps we are taking to help minimize exposure to COVID-19
Is it safe to undergo outpatient surgery during this outbreak?
Yes, in fact the surgery center is one of the safest places to be. All of the centers practice extreme hygiene, the staff use protective equipment (masks, gloves, gowns, etc), and we limit waiting room occupancy to allow for extreme social distancing.
Furthermore, we are actively screening all patients and family members prior to surgery. We are also reducing any unnecessary contact by limiting the waiting room to only a few family members at a time. The surgery centers employs the most up to date infection control practices, and the operating rooms are sterile environments.
Avoiding crowds and the hospital are important measures everyone should take. After surgery all patients get to recover in the comfort of their own home. We can arrange for a nurse to visit you at home to help with any additional care. We can coordinate the majority of your follow-up care remotely.
Should I reschedule my procedure?
We currently do not recommend rescheduling or postponing your procedure. Outpatient surgery is extremely safe, and the current COVID-19 outbreak has not changed our ability to provide the highest level of care. However, any patients that have developed recent respiratory symptoms or fevers will be asked to reschedule their procedures. Delaying your procedure now could potentially mean a significant delay in the future.
All procedures have time-limited authorizations. You could be required to undergo a new consultation with your surgeon, which would effectively move patients to the back of the line. We expect a glut of consults and surgeries following the end of the COVID-19 outbreak, and thus surgery dates could be significantly delayed. With most people encouraged to stay at home this is the optimal time for an outpatient surgery.