Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction

  • Injuries to the ACL result in instability, buckling and, over time, progressive cartilage damage, especially in active patients participating in contact sports. Patients under 35 years old usually benefit from reconstruction using autograft tissue (from their own body) using grafts from the quadriceps, patellar or hamstring tendons. Patients over age 35 often benefit from reconstruction using allografts (from a cadaver.) Every patient is unique so we carefully weigh advantages and disadvantages based upon occupational and sports demands.

Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction

  • Injuries to the PCL can result in instability or present with pain and progressive cartilage breakdown. Many PCL injuries can be treated non-surgically with physical therapy and bracing. For PCL injuries requiring surgery allografts are often selected to reconstruct the damaged ligament.

Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction

  • Patellar dislocations may result in cartilage injury and recurrent instability episodes. Depending upon the frequency of instability episodes and the nature of cartilage damage, MPFL reconstruction (using allograft) restores stability to the patellofemoral joint preventing further damage.
COVID-19 Update

As the Coronavirus situation remains ever-changing, the safety of our patients and employees remains our top priority.

  • The new 5/29/21 MA State rules indicate that Masks ARE still required for all staff and patients in healthcare settings. Whether you are vaccinated or not, you must continue to wear a mask while at Excel.
  • We continue to maintain normal business hours and are currently seeing patients in our office for ALL orthopaedic medical appointments as well as Physical & Occupational Therapy appointments.
  • We are still offering Televisits as an option for your care.
  • We want to assure you we are maintaining strict safety guidelines in regard to sanitation of our office.

We will continue to provide updates on our website and on our Facebook page. Thank you for your patience, trust and understanding during this challenging time. Be well and stay safe!