When is it Time For ACL Surgery | BEST Health System

For those who participate in sports or those who have undergone a car accident or trauma injury, you may be familiar with ACL Surgery. For those who don’t know, an ACL is an anterior cruciate ligament, a crucial piece of tissue on the knee. Some ACL tears require surgery to heal, but not all. 

BEST Health System explains when patients will need ACL Surgery. Read about it below.

What is an ACL tear? 

An ACL starts from the back of the leg to the front through the middle of the knee, keeping the tibia from moving in front of the thigh bone and keeping it in place when rotated or jumping or running.

So how can you tell if it’s time for ACL Surgery? BEST explains: 

  1. The ACL Has a Complete Tear: If this is the case, patients will learn from their physician that it is a serious tear, or it is a complete tear, requiring more than just conservative treatment. If this is the care it will require artificial replacement or a surgical repair. 
  2. The ACL Has a Partial Tear that Hasn’t Healed: If your partial tear has not healed after three months it’s time for surgery. 
  3. Non-surgical Treatment is Not Working: Oftentimes patients experience a range of conservative treatments to help repair a knee injury such as an ACL tear.  You have hurt other parts of your knee, such as the knee ligament, the meniscus, or other parts of the leg. 

Surgery For ACL Repair

ACL repair surgery is conducted on adult patients because they have matured bones and tissue that are no longer growing in comparison to younger people who are still growing. For the best surgical outcome, a surgeon will take place on a fully developed knee. 

ACL repair surgery is a surgical procedure performed to reconstruct a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee. The ACL is one of the main stabilizing ligaments in the knee joint, and injuries to this ligament are common among athletes participating in sports that involve sudden stops, changes in direction, or jumping. 

During ACL repair surgery, the torn ligament is replaced with a piece of tendon from another part of the body or a donor. This procedure helps restore stability and function to the knee joint, allowing individuals to return to their normal activities. 

Recovery from ACL repair surgery involves a structured rehabilitation program that aims to strengthen the muscles around the knee and improve flexibility. It is important for patients undergoing ACL repair surgery to follow their surgeon’s recommendations closely to ensure optimal outcomes and minimize the risk of complications.

Where You Can Find Treatment

At BEST  we have board-certified doctors who are committed to providing a range of exceptional treatment and care at multiple locations reassuring patients of receiving high-quality medical services regardless of where they seek treatment. When you are looking for ACL repair, BEST can help.

These highly skilled and specialized professionals have undergone rigorous training, passed comprehensive exams, and continually participated in ongoing education to stay up-to-date on the latest medical advancements. By choosing board-certified physicians, patients can trust that they are receiving top-notch care from experts in their field. 

The convenience of having access to these experienced doctors at multiple locations ensures that individuals can receive consistent, personalized care wherever they go, promoting better health outcomes and peace of mind for patients seeking professional medical services.

You can learn about where our patient-centered health care locations are, by visiting our locations page to find out where treatment is near you. 

Care With BEST

If you’ve been diagnosed with an ACL injury or tear and are exploring the possibility of surgery the compassionate team and highly experienced team at BEST Health System is here to help. From our talented physical therapists to our world-class orthopaedic surgeons, we have an interdisciplinary team that can help you create a personalized treatment plan to help you reach your treatment goals. 

Whether you are looking to get back in the game, back to work, or simply enjoy your favorite activities. We’ll help you get started on your treatment journey at our state-of-the-art facilities. 

Contact us today!