U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
South Africa
A 30-year-old female asked:

I sustained a acl tear on 12/12/12 and was referred to and orthro surgeon, no-one available over festive season, can it wait?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Neyman
General Practice 19 years experience
Yes: As long as you have a good brace, it can wait.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Yes: Usually most surgeries can happen after 3-4 weeks after the ACL injury/tear. If you want you can consider seeing if stem cell therapy can be helpful for you instead of surgery, check out Regenexx.Com.
Last updated Oct 4, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.