What doctors do ACL & PCL reconstruction?

Orthopedic surgeons. Acl reconstructions are often performed by general orthopedic surgeons. Sports medicine orthopedic specialists tend to perform higher volumes of acl reconstructions. Pcl reconstructions are generally performed by sports medicine orthopedic specialists at tertiary care or university settings. This is not always the case since i perform a large number of PCL reconstructions in a private setting.

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Which doctors have experience with ACL and PCL reconstruction?

Sports medicine. Sports medicine orthopedic surgeons with fellowship training and additional board certifications tend to perform more PCL reconstructions. The more we perform, the better we are at it. Acl reconstructions are also performed widely by general orthopedic surgeons as well. Find one that fits your individual needs and gains your trust. Read more...
Acl pcl. An orthopedic doctor who has completed a sports medicine fellowship can take care of an acl/pcl injury. Read more...

Can the same doctor that does an ACL repair do a PCL repair?

Yes. An orthopedic surgeon is a specialist in sports medicine who is trained to take care of knee injuries like ligament tears involving the the acl, pcl, mcl, and lcl, or torn cartilage. Treatement may involve surgery, which is common with ACL injuries, or it may be non-surgical, which is more common with PCL injuries. Read more...
Usually. Pcl reconstruction is much less common than acl. The techniques are similar but experience doing PCL surgery is necessary. Always ask the surgeon how many he does routinely. Read more...
ACL PCL. Yes the same doctor can repair both the acl and the PCL as long as he is qualified. Pcl surgery is less common and more demanding than an acl surgery. Read more...
Yes-see specialist. A knee/sports med specialist (ortho w/sports med fellowship) has expertise in ligament reconstruction. Surgery for acl/pcl is reconstruction not repair, meaning new ligaments are made w graft (tears not sewn together). Pclr is less common, more technically demanding, so you want an expert; the picture here is an acl recon with bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft, the native PCL is behind it. Read more...
Maybe. Pcl tears are not as commonly reconstructed as acl tears. Consequently, many general orthopaedic surgeons feel comfortable doing acl's but will refer PCL reconstructions to their sports fellowship trained partners. Read more...

. I tore my acl, pcl, lcl and bicep formourace. With this surgery the doctor use muscle from my hammies does that come back?

Possibly. Mri studies and some anecdotal evidence suggests the hamstring tendons may grow back. Also, rehab studies suggest even if the tendons don't grow back, with proper therapy, the strength can return to 100% normal 1 year after the surgery. Read more...
No. An acl, pcl, lcl, and biceps combined injury, we typically don't use any of your own tendons. To reconstruct those would need 3 to 5 separate grafts. Additionally, the biceps tendon is a hamstring tendon on the outside of the knee, so there is even more reason not to take your hamstring. We usually use a combination of cadaver donor grafts for this reconstruction. Ask your surgeon to clarify! Read more...