ACL Surgery Still Looks Painful as a 3-D Rendering

By DJ Byrnes on March 6, 2014 at 11:24a

ACL surgeries are ubiquitous in all sports. But what does the process entail, other than, you know, repairing a torn ACL ligament? Thanks to Immersion Media, we can know watch the process without having to watch somebody's knee get flayed open.

The wonders of the 21st century, folks:


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buckeyeEddie27's picture

Ho Le Crap. 

Holes drilled, grappling hooks, the word Harvest

Having seen how the operation works it kinda sheds some light on the mental side of it also.  If the patient knows exactly what the procedure consists of, man is it easy to see why it takes time to build confidence in the repaired knee.

This was very cool.   Thanks!

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Poison nuts's picture

I've had 2 of these surgerys. One in 91 & one in 98. Same knee. Man, I won't complain, because I'm as active as I want to be - but damn I wish they had this surgical technology back then...

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progolfer107's picture

I have had both knees done. One is terrible, the other is great. I wish this was around back then, 1 hour surgery and outpatient is much better than the 5 hour + week in hospital + 2 months casted that I had in 1990. I have had 9 more surgeries on that old method and zero on the newer method. Crazy how things change in 20 years.


Wilkins78's picture

Coincidentally, I was at a wet lab testing a new instrument for ACL repair on Tuesday.  Nice plug for the Flip Cutter there. This leaves out a lot of stuff though it's a good primer on the ligaments.  If you can stomach it, watch some of the real videos that come up as related to this one when it's over.  Pretty cool stuff.