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Orthopaedic Knee and Leg Procedures


Overviews of Knee and Leg Procedures

ACL Reconstruction
This procedure replaces a damaged anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The ACL connects the front top of the tibia (the lower leg bone), to the rear bottom of the femur (the thigh bone).

Arthroscopic Chondroplasty
This outpatient procedure is used to repair a small area of damaged cartilage in the knee. The damaged tissue is removed, allowing healthy cartilage to grow in its place.

Arthrosurface® HemiCAP® Resurfacing
This arthroscopic procedure uses a small, metal, cap-like implant to cover damaged or missing articular cartilage in the knee joint. The procedure can typically be performed in about an hour.

Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation
This 2-stage procedure replaces damaged cartilage in the knee joint with healthy cartilage cells which are harvested from healthy portions of the knee and are grown in a lab for implantation.

Meniscus Repair
The meniscus is a band of cartilage in the knee that acts as a shock absorber and helps protect the articular cartilage. Tears can often be repaired through arthroscopic surgery.

Unicondylar Knee Resurfacing
Unlike total knee replacement surgery, this less invasive procedure replaces only the damaged or arthritic parts of the knee.

PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma Injection
This non-surgical therapy is an injection of a concentrated mixture of the patient's own blood. PRP injections have been shown to relieve acute and chronic pain and accelerate healing of injured tissues and joints.