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I'm an elite soccer player with an ACL tear is there any way i can be back on the field in a month?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Depends...

Unlikely; however if your acl tear is isolated( no meniscus tear, etc.
)and you have good " secondary restraints " in your knee( mcl, capsular ligaments)and your knee is still 'stable' when involved in hard , cutting sports (i.e.Soccer) then return to soccer w/ or w/o functional knee bracing then u might be able to... The chances for this scenario even in your age group are <30%.Best of luck!

In brief: Depends...

Unlikely; however if your acl tear is isolated( no meniscus tear, etc.
)and you have good " secondary restraints " in your knee( mcl, capsular ligaments)and your knee is still 'stable' when involved in hard , cutting sports (i.e.Soccer) then return to soccer w/ or w/o functional knee bracing then u might be able to... The chances for this scenario even in your age group are <30%.Best of luck!
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