ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring
Rebuilding the ligament
Most ACL tears cannot be sutured (stitched) back together. To surgically repair the ACL and restore knee stability, the ligament must be reconstructed. Your doctor 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. Hamstring tendons at the back of the thigh are a common source of grafts.