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What is an ACL allograft procedure? The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four ligaments that maintain knee stability. Connecting the shinbone (tibia) and thigh (femur), the ACL is situated in the interior of the knee, behind the kneecap (patella). It maintains back-and-forth motion within the knee.
When torn ACL surgery is necessary, the ligament is most often reconstructed with a tissue graft. As the following torn ACL surgery video demonstrates, one such treatment (an ACL allograft) involves removal of the torn ACL and replacing the ligament with donor ACL tissue. The tissue graft consists of tendon with bone plugs located on each end. These plugs are implanted into the shinbone and thigh, which anchor the ACL allograft.
The orthopedics departments of John C. Lincoln Hospitals invite you to watch this interactive guide to torn ACL surgery.