MK Orthopaedics
MK Orthopaedics can help you get active again. Our physicians specialize in treating hip, shoulder, spine, foot & ankle injuries or conditions. Call 815 207 8280 today!
815.741.6900 Joliet | Bolingbrook | Channahon

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction Animation

This video from Massachusetts General Hospital shows an animation of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction.

  • First, a graft is taken from the middle third part of the patella tendon. This tendon is approximately 10 centimeters long. The defect in the patient’s tendon is stitched closed.
  • An instrument called an arthiscope is then placed into the knee and displays the image on a TV monitor.
  • Surgeons use a guide pin to create a tunnel from the tibial tunnel to the femoral tunnel. This pin, along with the help of drills, pulls the ACL graft through the tibial tunnel, across the joint, and into the femoral tunnel.
  • It is then secured and tightened, with screws keeping it in place until the bone plugs eventually heal.

To watch this video click the following link: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction Animation

If you are interested in more information on ACL reconstruction, visit the experienced orthopaedic surgeons here at MK Orthopaedics.

4 Tips for Choosing an Orthopaedic Doctor

 Choosing the right orthopaedic doctor can be easy if you know what to look for. If you’re going in for a knee replacement or other major orthopaedic surgery, you deserve the comfort of knowing that you’re in the hands of a professional, experienced orthopaedic surgeon.

This is why it is essential that you do some research and shop around before deciding on the surgeon that will ultimately be performing your surgery. So sit down, grab a pen and some paper, and take notes on these 4 tips for choosing the best orthopaedic doctor:

  1. Find out about the educational history of your surgeon. Make sure they have their degrees and medical licenses available to see, either in their office on display, or by patient request.
  2. Ask about your orthopaedic surgeon’s experience. Do they specialize in the surgery you’re interested in? If you’d like, ask for a list of references, this will enable you to see how former patients felt about their surgery and their results.
  3. Talk to your primary physician. Ask for their opinion on orthopaedic doctors. They will be able to give you the names of the doctors they find most reliable and experienced.
  4. Be picky! Don’t be afraid to trust your instincts and speak with as many orthopaedic surgeons as you need until you find the right one. The most important part of this process is that you feel completely comfortable with the surgeon you choose so that you feel safe and well-cared for during and after your surgery.

Here at MK Orthopaedics, we have a team of orthopaedic surgeons who are professionally trained in performing a number of surgeries, such as knee replacement surgery and hip replacement surgery.

Visit our patient library to learn more about your condition or symptoms and find out if surgery is right for you. Our doctors are available to speak with you about your options and what route is best for you.

If you’re interested in learning more about orthopaedic surgery, give us a call or request an appointment online today!

MK Orthopaedics Grand Opening Video

Watch this video to learn more about MK Orthopaedics. Once you watch the video, let us know what you think!

MK Orthopaedics specializes in a variety of procedures and surgeries to fit all of our patients needs. Make sure to visit us online or call us today at (815) 741-6900!

Meet MK Orthopaedics Dr. Komanduri

Dr. Komanduri is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has been serving Will County and the Greater Joliet Area since 1994. He has been instrumental in starting and maintaining sports medicine coverage for local colleges and high schools. He has served as team physician for Plainfield High School, Joliet Junior College, Minooka High School, and Joliet Catholic Academy. He is the current Team Physician for Providence Catholic High School (since 1995) and University of Saint Francis (since 1999).

Dr. Komanduri grew up in the western suburbs and attended Naperville North High School. He received a full academic scholarship to attend the University of Miami and was accepted into the Honors Program in Medical Education. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in Biology and English Literature (with concentration on Romantic Literature). Dr. Komanduri attended University of Miami School of Medicine and graduated in 1989. He completed an internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Chicago from 1989-1994.

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At MK Orthopaedics it is our goal to provide you with the  best possible medical care and an outstanding patient experience. To learn more about MK Orthopaedics make sure to visit us online or call us today to schedule an appointment. 

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