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.
ACL tears are painful knee injuries that may require surgical treatment. ACL reconstruction surgery using tendon grafts can help restore your knee’s stability.
Roughly 200,000 people in the US injure the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their knee each year. Your ACL keeps your knee joint stable and allows its full range of motion. When your ACL is partially or completely torn, you will have trouble putting weight on the affected knee, as well as bending and extending it fully. In some cases, you may need an ACL reconstruction to repair your injured ligament.