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A 30-year-old female asked:

If i have a torn acl and torn atfl (on the same leg) can i do the surgeries at the same time?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: A torn atfl (ankle ligament) rarely requires surgery. And believe it or not, a torn acl does not necessarily have to be repaired unless you are very involved in sports, especially sports involving pivoting/cutting such as tennis. It would be possible to have both surgeries done at the same time, but discuss that with your surgeon.
Last updated May 6, 2013

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