Orthopedic Surgery

If you’ve experienced an injury to your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), you may be in a lot of pain, unable to walk, and notice serious swelling of the knee. At Northwest Specialty Hospital, our orthopedic physicians will assess the injury to determine if you require ACL reconstruction. Our top-rated facility offers privacy, a high staff-to-patient ratio, gourmet food, and personalized attention for ACL reconstruction surgery, all at a competitive cost.

Northwest Specialty Orthopedists Perform Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction in North Idaho

The ACL is a major knee ligament, which is a band of tissue that connects the bones in the knee together. The ACL connects the femur (thigh) to the tibia (shin) and stabilizes the joint. Damage to the knee that requires ACL reconstruction usually happens because of a sports injury. Participants in athletic activities that require quick movements, sudden stops, and changes in direction, are at risk for a tear that may lead to ACL reconstruction.

Once torn, this knee ligament cannot be sewn back together successfully, so the orthopedist will perform ACL reconstruction utilizing a graft to replace the ligament. The graft can be taken from the patient’s body or from donor tissue. At Northwest Specialty Hospital, our board-certified orthopedic surgeons are trained in arthroscopic ACL reconstruction when possible. In this type of surgery, a tiny incision is made in the knee and an instrument is inserted with a camera on the tip, so that the doctor can make the repair without making a large cut in surrounding muscle and tissue. This type of operation generally leads to less pain post-op and a quicker recovery than open surgery.

ACL Reconstruction Has High Success Rate

ACL reconstruction is the preferred method of treatment for healthy, active adults who have torn their knee ligament and want to return to full activity. ACL reconstruction has a high long-term success rate when combined with physical therapy after surgery.

Call us today to learn more about your options for ACL reconstruction surgery in North Idaho at Northwest Specialty Hospital. Our orthopedic surgeons are here to meet with you, educate and care for you, and help get you on the road to recovery.