Informed Patient - Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Nonsurgical Treatment

A torn ACL will not heal without surgery, but nonsurgical treatment can be effective for some patients.

Those who are most likely to have success with nonsurgical treatment are patients who:

  • Have injured only their ACLs and not the menisci or other ligaments
  • Have stable knees that do not give way with turning, pivoting, or sports activity
  • Have sedentary lifestyles and do not participate in high risk sports