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How long does ACL reconstruction surgery take?

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Average 1-2 hours

Average operative time for acl recon.
Without additional procedures will be 1-2 hours currently. Just 15-20 years ago, this same surgery averaged 3-4 hours.

In brief: Average 1-2 hours

Average operative time for acl recon.
Without additional procedures will be 1-2 hours currently. Just 15-20 years ago, this same surgery averaged 3-4 hours.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Variable

There is no need to rush a surgeon, and the operative time can be quite variable depending on the graft choice and whether we use your own tendon.
I have done a complete all-inside acl reconstruction in less than 30 minutes, but a 2 hour acl reconstruction would not be considered long.

In brief: Variable

There is no need to rush a surgeon, and the operative time can be quite variable depending on the graft choice and whether we use your own tendon.
I have done a complete all-inside acl reconstruction in less than 30 minutes, but a 2 hour acl reconstruction would not be considered long.
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu
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