…hours. It is normal to have a small amount of bleeding from these sites – replace the bandage if your dressing becomes soaked. At 24 hours post procedure remove these bandages and clean with antibacterial soap, apply antibacterial ointment and cover with new bandage. Keep covered until incision has closed and change your bandage daily thereafter. You will have small band-aids on your area(s) treated, that may be removed after 24 hours. It is typi…

…hours. It is normal to have a small amount of bleeding from these sites – replace the bandage if your dressing becomes soaked. At 24 hours post procedure remove these bandages and clean with anti-bacterial soap, apply antibacterial ointment and cover with new bandage. Keep covered until incision has closed and change your bandage daily thereafter. ​ You will have small band-aids on your area(s) treated, that may be removed after 24 hours. ​ It is…

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

…must be reconstructed. An orthopedic surgeon like dr robert macarthur will replace your torn ligament with a tissue graft. This graft acts as a scaffolding for a new ligament to grow on. Grafts can be obtained from several sources. Often they are taken from the patellar tendon, which runs between the kneecap and the shinbone. Hamstring tendons at the back of the thigh are a common source of grafts. Sometimes a quadriceps tendon, which runs from th…

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)

…heal, a torn posterior cruciate ligament must be rebuilt. Your doctor will replace your torn ligament with a tissue graft. This graft is taken from another part of your body, or from another human donor (cadaver). It can take several months for the graft to heal into your bone. Procedure. Surgery to rebuild a posterior cruciate ligament is done with an arthroscope using small incisions. Arthroscopic surgery is less invasive. The benefits of less i…

…nerally been shown to fail over time. Therefore, the torn ACL is generally replaced by a substitute graft made of tendon. The grafts commonly used to replace the ACL include: Patellar tendon autograft (autograft comes from the patient) Hamstring tendon autograft Quadriceps tendon autograft Allograft (taken from a cadaver) patellar tendon, Achilles tendon, semitendinosus, gracilis, or posterior tibialis tendon Patients treated with surgical reconst…