I saw Dr. Paletta once and he knew instantly that I needed surgery to fix my ruptured ACL. He said I needed to have it fixed when the other ortho that I had been going to made it out to be no big deal. He has a great bedside manner and is very thorough. He explained everything to my husband, and I, and they got me in for surgery the following week. I am very thankful to Dr. Paletta!!! Would recommend him to anyone!!!!!