Informed Patient - Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Surgical Treatment

Doctors often recommend ACL reconstruction to patients who:

  • Are active
  • Are involved in sports or jobs that require pivoting or twisting, as well as heavy manual work
  • Have knees that are unstable (who often feel like the knee is giving way)
  • Have combined injuries, such as a meniscus tear along with an ACL tear. About half of all ACL injuries occur along with damage to other parts of the knee.