Chief Complaint/Chronic ACL Injury
52 year-old female former collegiate soccer player presents with functional knee instability over 25 years after an ACL tear sustained while playing soccer in need of ACL Reconstruction. This delayed ACL reconstruction for treatment of a chronic injury with chronic instability over 25 years is somewhat unique in comparison to typical, routine ACL reconstruction surgery.
X-rays reveal no arthritis and MRI reveals a complete ACL tear.
Patient needs ACL Reconstruction with Arthroscopic-Assisted Hamstring Autograft Procedure.
Surgery – Delayed ACL Reconstruction
Patient undergoes a successful arthroscopic hamstring autograft ACL reconstruction.
Result of ACL Reconstruction
She is able to return to soccer, sports, and fitness activities.
“My knee is the best joint in my body (laughs). Thanks for giving me my sports life back and everything you’ve done for me — I have played another 10 years of soccer that would not have been possible without you.”
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