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C. Thomas Vangsness, Jr., M.D.


ACL Reconstructive Surgery

ACL Reconstruction, Los Angeles, CAIf you are suffering from a torn ACL, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Vangsness can help you improve your physical health with ACL reconstructive surgery. Every year, Dr. Vangsness helps more men and women regain strength and mobility after suffering a torn ACL injury. Providing your knee with stability and support, your ACL is one of the most important ligaments in your knee. A torn ACL is a common injury among athletes in Los Angeles, usually occurring when an individual is performing a stopping and twisting movement and comes to a sudden stop after a forward motion. As an experienced and highly skilled orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Vangsness uses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to help ensure your comfort and safety. As your orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Vangsness strives to make your surgery as successful and comfortable as possible.

With a torn ACL injury, the knee may shift and rotate, causing injury to other structures in the knee, usually the inner meniscus. When an ACL tear occurs, you might hear a popping sound and the knee may buckle. If you plan on remaining active in sports, ACL reconstruction surgery is absolutely necessary. Dr. Vangsness performs surgery for torn ACL injuries, providing personalized patient care and state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. Surgery to repair a torn ACL involves removing the torn ligament and replacing it with a graft. The graft comes from either your own tissue or a donor from a registered tissue bank. To perform the procedure, Dr. Vangsness removes the old ACL, drills a hole through the tibia and femur and then positions the ACL graft where the old ACL used to be. For experience and results you can trust, make Dr. Vangsness your orthopaedic surgeon today.

If you have a torn ACL, we encourage you to contact the office of orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Vangsness. Call us today at (323) 442-5800.