Patient Stories 2015-10-09 Michael's Treatment for a Torn ACL Main Article Content Breadcrumb navigation All/Patient Stories/Michael Lewis Treatment For Torn Acl Breakthrough Getting back in the game meant my doctor had to change the rules. Repairing one ligament is difficult enough; Michael’s sports medicine doctor repaired four. Lake Forest College quarterback Michael Lewis knew what that “popping” sound was – a torn ACL. What he didn’t know was that he’d also torn three other ligaments in his knee, possibly ending his career. A sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital used an innovative grafting technique to reconstruct the four ligaments. The result – Michael led his team to an 8-2 record in his senior year. Interested in hearing more from Northwestern Medicine? Sign up for the Healthy Tips E‑Newsletter for everything from health and wellness ideas to patient breakthroughs to academic and medical advancements. 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