Michael J. Sileo, MD, FAAOS

Board Certified
Orthopedic Surgery and
Sports Medicine






Knee Anatomy :: ACL Reconstruction


Normal Anatomy of the Knee Joint

How does the Knee joint work?

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Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into a joint. Arthroscopy is a term that comes from two Greek words, arthro-, meaning joint, and -skopein, meaning to examine.

The benefits of arthroscopy involve smaller incisions, faster healing, less scarring, and a more rapid recovery. Arthroscopic surgical procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis, and the patient is able to return home on the same day.

Find out more about Knee Arthroscopy from the following links.

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACL Reconstruction

The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the major stabilizing ligaments in the knee. It is a strong rope like structure located in the center of the knee running from the femur to the tibia. When this ligament tears unfortunately it doesn’t heal and often leads to the feeling of instability in the knee.

ACL reconstruction is a commonly performed surgical procedure and with recent advances in arthroscopic surgery can now be performed with minimal incision and low complication rate.


ACL Reconstruction Hamstring Tendon

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ACL Reconstruction Patellar Tendon

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Click on the topics below to find out more from the orthopedic connection website of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Cartilage Grafting


Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome


Patellofemoral Instability

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Meniscal Tears

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Growth Plate Injuries