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    Thats’ how they repair them…they staple the tendon back onto the bone.The physician will make several small incisions in the knee area.The physician performs the surgery using an arthroscope (a small tube-shaped instrument that is inserted into a joint). The physician may reattach the torn ligament or reconstruct the torn ligament by using a portion (graft) of the patellar tendon (that connects the kneecap to the tibia), the hamstring tendon (from the back of the thigh), or other autografts. The tendon graft may come from the person (autograft) or from a cadaver (allograft). The physician will drill small holes in the tibia and femur where the torn ligament was attached. The physician will thread the graft through the holes and attach it with surgical staples or screws. Bone eventually grows around the graft. The incision will be closed with stitches or surgical staples. A sterile bandage/dressing will be applied.


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