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After he has consulted with you and determined that knee surgery is the appropriate step to take in order to treat your knee condition or injury, Dr. Padalecki will discuss which surgical procedure will offer you the most optimal outcome.  Dr. Padalecki is skilled in arthroscopic knee surgery, and other progressive techniques of the knee. While some of the procedures might be handled arthroscopically, others will require an open approach. Each knee surgery and technique that Dr. Padalecki performs is different, and may require varying steps and/or stages depending on how complex the injury is. Once surgery has been completed, Dr. Padalecki will prescribe a thorough physical therapy recovery program so that the goal of a full recovery can be met.

FCL Reconstruction

FCL Reconstruction as an FCL Knee Injury Treatment The FCL, fibular collateral ligament, is one of the three collateral ligaments that make up the knee. Also referred to as the LCL (lateral collateral ligament), it helps control the sideway movement and motion of the knee joint and protects the knee when this movement occurs. During [...]

PCL Reconstruction

PCL Reconstruction as a Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Treatment The PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) is a ligament that is located inside the knee joint near the back of the knee. This particular ligament is responsible for keeping the bone in the leg from moving backward (or posterior) in relation to the bone in the [...]

ACL Reconstruction

ACL Reconstruction as an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Treatment The ACL is the most commonly torn ligament in the knee. The anterior cruciate ligament is in the front of the knee joint (anterior) and crosses (cruciate) in front of the PCL. Along with the other major restraints including the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral [...]

Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction

An Overview on Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction Multi-ligament knee injuries are considered complex. This type of injury occurs when more than one ligament are affected during injury.  There are four major ligaments that make up the knee joint. Each has their own function but together they work to stabilize the knee.  These ligaments include: The [...]

MCL Reconstruction

MCL Reconstruction as a Medial Collateral Ligament Treatment The MCL ligament (medial collateral ligament) is one of four ligaments in the knee joint that helps to control movement, function, and excess motion of the knee and leg.  The MCL is critical to the stability of the knee and travels from the thighbone (the femur) [...]