How is multi-ligament knee reconstruction performed?
Multi-ligament reconstruction involves replacing the injured ligaments with new ligaments constructed from either the patient’s tissue (autograft) or donor tissue (allograft). In acute cases, the ligaments can sometimes be repaired primarily. In the instances of severe tears to multiple ligaments, several tissue grafts may be needed for reconstruction. For this complex knee surgery, Dr. Williams may incorporate various open and arthroscopic surgical techniques involving several incisions to fully repair the damage. .
During multi-ligament knee reconstruction, Dr. Williams will locate and assess the damaged tissue and ligaments. He will then use ligament grafts to carefully replace each of the torn ligaments. It is vital that the new ligament grafts are placed back in the original anatomical position of the native tissue. Dr. Williams has the highly technical expertise for this type of multi-ligament knee reconstruction and prefers to perform this surgery in one surgical setting, in order to give the patient the best possible chance at a full recovery.