Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a major ligament in your knee. It is commonly torn or damaged while playing some sports that require sudden stops or changes in direction like football, basketball and soccer. In some cases, this will require an ACL repair.
What happens during an acl repair?
Typically, the patient is asleep during the procedure. This surgery is usually done minimally invasively. This means the surgery is done through a tiny incision.
An ACL repair is typically done on an out-patient basis. This means, the patient will go home on the same day as the procedure. You may be asked to practice using crutches, or wear a knee brace.