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How much pain after acl/meniscus repair?
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Variable
There are a number of methods used for acl reconstructions, each with varying amounts of associated pain.
Using your own patella tendon or hamstring as a graft will also increase the pain level. I have been performing all-inside acl reconstructions where patients often have pain not unlike a regular knee scope. In those cases I have to admonish my patients not to do too much after surgery!

In brief: Variable
There are a number of methods used for acl reconstructions, each with varying amounts of associated pain.
Using your own patella tendon or hamstring as a graft will also increase the pain level. I have been performing all-inside acl reconstructions where patients often have pain not unlike a regular knee scope. In those cases I have to admonish my patients not to do too much after surgery!
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