Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

ACL surgery is an elective procedure. This means that surgery is not always necessary; it may depend on your lifestyle and age. The decision to have surgery should be made after talking to your doctor about:

  • Your athletic and occupational needs
  • The level of joint stability in your knee
  • Any other damage to the knee

Surgery may be recommended if you have:

  • A complete tear of the ACL
  • A high degree of joint instability
  • Injury to the knee that affects more than one ligament
  • A need to return to sports or other activities that require pivoting, turning, or sharp movements
  • No improvement with rehabilitative therapy
 
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