ACL injuries are common in people who play high-impact contact sports such as basketball and soccer. Torn anterior cruciate ligaments rarelyheal correctly on their own, which is why most orthopedic surgeons will suggest reconstructive ACL surgery.
During anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery, your torn ligament is repaired using a tissue graft. Even though the surgery itself can be performed in an outpatient procedure that may take as little as two hours, the ACL surgery recovery process can take several months. Knowing what to expect during recovery from ACL surgery will help you prepare for and understand what makes the process a success.