Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction  Guide
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction Guide

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, also called ACL reconstruction/ repair surgery is an orthopaedic procedure that replaces the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee. This tendon is the most likely ligament in the knee to be damaged, and this is a common knee injury that often occurs while playing sports or other high-impact activities. Reconstruction can reduce the pain, instability and mobility issues commonly associated with an ACL injury.

SUMMARY

Procedure time

1 to 2 hours

Overnight stay

0 to 1 night

Anaesthetic

General or epidural

Recovery time

6 to12 months

Overview

Surgery Goals
Cost
The Procedure
Surgical Techniques
Recovery & Physiotherapy
Risks & Complications

Medbelle Locations

Frequently Asked Questions

ACL Reconstruction Surgery Recovery & Postoperative FAQs

News & Articles

Patient Stories

Other Orthopaedic Procedures

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Following an injury, a patients life can change dramatically, ACL surgery can remedy the effects of the injury and often the patient can resume normal activities and sports.

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