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-- Welcome to on the tonight will we go inside the operating room to show you exactly what happens -- surgery.
Today we're taking a look at an arthroscopic knee surgery call ACL repair.
Before beginning you will receive either spinal anesthesia that will -- your body from your chest down or general anesthesia which will put you to sleep.
For the duration of the procedure.
You're certainly will make a few incisions around the knee and starting surgical instruments including a tiny camera.
That will allow the surging to see what he or she is doing on a TV monitor after removing the remaining parts of -- point ACL.
Your -- will remove parts of Europe and -- attendant to use for the -- Attachment points are created by drilling a small tunnel in the tibia and femur.
One end of the patella tendon graft is placed in the -- -- tunnel and pulled -- -- the knee -- Into the -- -- creating a new ACL dependent.
-- -- are placed at the end of the -- -- -- held to hold it in place the whole procedure typically last two up.
-- will grow over the next six -- weeks that will fill the tunnels and that more stability.
This surgery is common doctors -- more than 95000.
ACL pairs each year in the US.
You need physical therapy and -- take up to six months for the need to regain full strength I'm Dr.
Manny Fox News.