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Yesterday I had my ACL reconstructed. The surgery went well and I feel better than I thought- not feeling much pain. It was performed in Vancouver, WA by Dr. Roberts of Rebound, a well-respected surgeon in the Portland area. He previously did Trailblazer Greg Oden’s knee surgery.
The new makeshift ACL was constructed from a hamstring graft, but Roberts has his own unique way of fastening it. As I understand it, he doesn’t just use bioabsorbable screws, but a couple of titanium screws and washers, along with a 55mm x 3mm titanium pin placed in the lower femoral bone. This gives the new ACL (hamstring) something secure to loop around and tie back. He said he’s been doing these for 10-12 years and believes it’s the best fixation.
The rehabilitation will be quite involved. I have quite a laundry list of tasks to do, including various strength-building exercises, constant icing using a fancy Game Ready ice machine, and making multiple trips to the physical therapist. I think it will be worth it.