ACL Reconstruction Surgery
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A seemingly routine movement - a twist, turn, pivot, jump, or landing - accompanied by a telltale “pop!” That is what you may experience when you tear your anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL - one of the four major ligaments in the knee. Without an intact ACL, your knee is less stable.
ACL reconstruction orthopedic surgery is highly successful in restoring stability to the knee and helping you return to the activities you love.
NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital provides comprehensive ACL reconstruction services in an advanced facility dedicated to diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions.
ACL reconstruction is usually an outpatient procedure. Surgery involves using a segment of another larger ligament or tendon to replace the torn ACL.
Some people do not realize they could benefit from ACL reconstruction until years after an injury or from discomfort due to years of wear and tear. Even if a long time has passed, you still may find relief in a more stabilized knee that is possible with ACL reconstruction.
You wear a knee brace and use crutches for a period and usually return to normal activities in four to six months.
Most people who have the surgery can return to the sports they enjoy at the same level of performance as before surgery.