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I have a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury on my left knee which happened last year, can i get a surgery now to repair my leg?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can still have an acl reconstruction. Acl tears do not heal on their own & having it replaced can help you maintain a healthy/ active lifestyle in the years to come. The acl is a major knee stabalizer, and can provide security to your knee that may prevent further damage to nearby tendons, ligaments, muscles, articular cartilage, meniscus, & bones when compared to a "loose knee"

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