What is Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery?
ACL Surgery is chosen by active patients that experience an injury that results in a partial or complete tear in the ACL. Most surgeries for ACL injuries involves replacing the ACL with tissue called a graft that often comes from the patient’s hamstring or a cadaver.
What to Expect
ACL surgery is conducted while the patient is unconscious and involves arthroscopic surgery. The surgeon makes several small incisions and does the surgery through a TV monitor. The surgeon will drill holes, insert the new graft, and attach the graft to the knee to create a new ACL. Most ACL surgeries are outpatient and recovery time varies from patient to patient but it usually takes patients six months to return to full activity.