As a fellowship trained sports medicine surgeon, Dr. Pearle has a special interest in advancing the care of athletic knee injuries. Dr. Pearle is the former Editor-in-Chief of the journal Techniques in Knee Surgery and a member of the international ACL Study group. Dr. Pearle is internationally known for his ACL research. He has developed novel ACL techniques, implants and the routine activities on ACLR, and helps direct ACLR research at HSS.
Because of his expertise, Dr. Pearle is often invited to discuss ACL injuries for the news media. Dr. Pearle feels strongly that patient education is essential for optimal outcome.
The videos below demonstrate surgical techniques for different graft types (hamstring, bone patellar tendon bone, and allograft or cadaver grafts). Dr. Pearle performs all of these techniques and individualizes his recommendation to match the appropriate technique to the patient.
If considering surgery, please view the appropriate animation. Please also read through the Frequently Asked Questions, Risks, and other related information on the section to the right.