The Anterior cruciate ligament is the key stabilizer of the knee.  Sometimes it is turn in such a way that it can be repaired rather than reconstructed.  Sutures are arthoroscopically placed in the torn ligament and connected to suture anchors into an insertion sight in the torn ligament.  Growth factors, and occassionally stem cells, are formed into a clot and placed into the healing sight to spped healing time.

 

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