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A 39-year-old member asked:

How much pain is there after acl/meniscus repair surgery?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Variable: That depends on a number of factors: 1) allograft or autograft - when using your own tendon (either patellar tendon or hamstring tendon), the donor site (where we get the tendon) typically hurts more than the acl reconstruction. 2) type of acl reconstruction - some surgeons are performing "all-inside" acl reconstructions that have significantly less surgical pain, 3) individual pain tolerance.
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