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3 years ago, I had a skiing accident and broke the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) on my left knee and this review is about my experience with Dr David Bell.
I am a special case since I am double jointed. What that means that my knee bends behind my legs far more than most normal people. Dr Bell was fantastic. He did not push me into surgery, gave me all the options including advantages and disadvantages of not operating.
When I decided to go ahead with the surgery, he first put me on physiotherapy and asked the physio to work me hard to strengthen all muscles in my knee. He uses a method invented and patented by him where he removes the hamstring graft through the arthroscopic holes used for surgery. this eliminates another cut in the back of the thigh and hence leaves you with no sensitivity in the thigh. The operation must have been flawless because following is the result
I am 100% healed and I don't even realize I had operation on my knee, Sometimes I have to remind myself.
Net-Net. I hope you never need an ACL surgery. If you do, then go with Dr. Bell. He is the absolute best in my opinion.
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