Informed Patient - Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Conclusion

Outcomes

Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction is a safe and effective technique to treat ligament tears.

Younger athletic patients require reconstruction to prevent further knee injury. For less active and older patients, both surgical and nonsurgical options should be discussed with your surgeon.

ACL reconstruction is typically done as an outpatient. Rehabilitation may take 6 to 12 months.

Your orthopedic surgeon is a highly trained specialist who can answer your questions and provide more information about ACL reconstruction surgery.