What is a Revision ACL Reconstruction?
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most commonly torn ligament in the knee. This injury is most often seen in the athletic population due to quick starts, stops, jumping, knee rotation and/or a blow to the knee. The ACL does not usually heal on its own and if an injury does occur, many athletes undergo ACL reconstruction surgery to return the full function and stability to the knee.
Although ACL reconstruction has a high success rate, some patients have poor results, or re-injure the ligament. As many at 10 percent of the patients who have ACL reconstruction, experience a failure of the reconstructed ligament to heal properly, or a re-tear. Complex knee surgeon, Dr. Armando Vidal, serving patients in Vail, Aspen and the surrounding Denver, Colorado communities is highly skilled at performing revision ACL reconstruction and returning patients to their active lifestyle.