A 61-year-old member asked:
What happens to torn ligaments during knee replacement surgery?
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Balanced: The acl is sacrificed. If the PCL is torn a posterior stabilized prosthesis is used. The mcl & lcl are balanced.
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Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Repaired or replaced: Torn ligaments that lead to surgery are either repaired, replaced, or augmented (repaired and supplemented with other tissue). Tissues commonly used for other than a repair include locally harvested tissue referred to as an autograft (a hamstring or central third of a patellar tendon). Allograft tissues (donated cadaveric tissue) are more numerous with regards to tissue options. Discuss w/ your md.
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Last updated Sep 13, 2019
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