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How successful is acl (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction surgery?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Very successful: Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery has undergone considerable changes over the past decade. Intensive research into the biomechanics of the injured and the operated knee have led to a movement away from the techniques of the early 1980's characterized by post operative casting and delayed rehabilitation, to the current early rehabilitation program which in made the result better.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction surgery?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
ACL: The acl is the main stabilizing ligament in the knee. When it tears or ruptures, it can not be repaired, but needs to be reconstructed with a graft. There are numerous graft options which can be used to make a "new" acl.

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