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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) updates:
Testing & Treatment available by appointment at all Urgent Care locations, including for college and travel requirements.
Please check our new visitor policy effective September 16.

ACL Repair

ACL reconstruction is typically done as a minimally invasive procedure using orthopedic techniques to repair the knee through a few small incisions. Reconstructing the ACL involves removing torn ligament from the knee and constructing a new one from tendon tissue taken from yourself or a donor. The ACL is attached in place to the femur and tibia to rebuild the ligament support of the knee.

A new arthroscopic technique only utilized by about ten percent of orthopedic surgeons is currently being used at Lowell General Hospital by Dr. Sigman. This technique involves the placement of a tunnel through which the new ACL is threaded. This helps with stability and decreases the chance of re-rupture after surgery. ACL reconstruction is performed at Lowell General Hospital by orthopedic surgeons at both the main campus and at the outpatient surgery center at Lowell General Chelmsford.

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