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What’s In My Bag with Gregory S. DiFelice, MD

What’s In My Bag with Gregory S. DiFelice, MD

What’s In My Bag with Gregory S. DiFelice, MD 366 512 Dr Gregory Difelice New York | Sports Medicine Surgeon Paramus | NJ

ACL Preservation

Q: Dr. DiFelice, with your recent release of the technique manual, ACL Primary Repair, it seems that you are challenging the current treatment standard of reconstruction for ACL rupture. Do you think that arthroscopic ACL preservation will become the new standard of treatment?

A: Not at all. The procedure that I have described is an arthroscopic method of reattaching the ACL back to its native origin or insertion using suture anchors. It is really only applicable to avulsion or “peel off” type tears and will never become the standard of care for ACL tears, in general, since the majority of them are mid-substance tears that is not effective for this technique. However, it is a nice tool to have in your surgical toolbox.