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When ACL Surgery May Be Necessary

ACL surgery may be necessary if the ACL is torn completely. This can occur due to sudden and forceful movements or stops, such as in sports like football, basketball, or skiing. A partial tear may also require surgery if it results in instability or other knee problems.

Additionally, ACL surgery may be recommended for individuals who have ongoing instability and pain in their knee despite non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy. Excel Health can help determine if ACL surgery is the best option for your case.

The Surgical Procedure

During ACL surgery, the patient is placed under general or regional anesthesia, and small incisions are made around the knee to access the ACL. The surgeon repairs or reconstructs the torn ligament using either a graft from the patient’s body or a donor. The graft is secured in place to restore stability, and additional procedures may be performed as needed. After closing the incisions, the knee is typically immobilized with a brace to facilitate healing.

Excel Health’s Approach

At Excel Health, we prioritize a patient-centered approach to ACL surgery, focusing on:

  • Preoperative Planning: Utilizing advanced imaging techniques to assess the extent of the ACL injury and plan the most appropriate surgical approach
  • Individualized Treatment: Tailoring each surgery to the patient’s specific needs and lifestyle, whether it’s a repair or reconstruction of the ACL
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques: Employing minimally invasive surgical methods whenever possible to minimize post-operative pain, scarring, and recovery time
  • Comprehensive Rehabilitation: Providing personalized rehabilitation plans to aid in a full recovery and regain strength, range of motion, and function in the knee

Post-surgical Care and Recovery

Following ACL surgery, patients typically undergo a structured rehabilitation program to optimize healing and restore function to the knee. It is important for patients to follow their surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully, including physical therapy, avoiding strenuous activities, and wearing a brace or using crutches as needed.

At Excel Health, we are dedicated to helping patients achieve the best outcomes possible through ACL surgery. Our personalized approach and minimally invasive techniques allow for a faster recovery and better overall results.

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