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A 37-year-old member asked:

Will i lose any speed or agility after an acl knee reconstruction surgery?

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Possibly: Elite level sports performance requires near 1 1/2 years of aggressive therapy and strengthening. If you can put this level of effort into your rehab, you can regain your speed and agility.

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A 51-year-old member asked:

Will I have to get surgery on my knee if I tore my ACL?

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
It depends.: If you are active in sports that involve running, twisting and pivoting on your leg, then you should give consideration to having surgery. Consult an experienced orthopedic knee surgeon to see which option is best for you.

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Last updated Feb 6, 2016

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