Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery Side Effects and Warnings

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Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have ACL surgery, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Instability of the knee (rupture or stretching of the new ligament)
  • Reconstructed ACL does not work properly
  • Kneecap pain after surgery
  • Stiffness in the knee
  • Loss of full range of motion
  • Numbness
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clot formation
  • Reaction to anesthesia

Discuss these risks with your doctor before the surgery.

Call Your Doctor

After you leave the hospital, call your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the incision site
  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Pain cannot be controlled with medicines given
  • Numbness in the knee area
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Trouble urinating
  • Inability to eat or drink
  • Any other concerns


Posted 7 years ago

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery is certainly not free of risks, therefor discussing the possibilities and future outcome with your doctor is very essential. Here’s a quick link that can enlighten you about the surgery:

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Posted 5 years ago

I went under a surgery month back daily i hve to do my knee bending exercises if in case if i dont do that wat will be the problem....

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