Torn ACL Quadriceps Tendon Graft Surgery

Deer Valley Hospital
19829 N. 27th Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
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250 E. Dunlap Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85020
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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). The ACL maintains back-and-forth motion within the knee. A tear to the ACL can severely destabilize the knee.

A torn ACL typically cannot be stitched back together with sutures. In most cases, the ligament must be reconstructed. One such technique is called an ACL quadriceps graft.

In an ACL quadriceps tissue graft, a portion of the quadriceps tendon is removed. One end of the tendon is attached to a bone plug from the patella, to anchor the new ACL. The other end of the tendon is attached to bone with a screw.

The orthopedics departments of John C. Lincoln Hospitals invite you to learn more about ACL quadriceps tissue graft by watching the following interactive video.