If you’ve torn a ligament in your knee while playing your favorite sport or other activity, ACL surgery can repair your knee injury and get you back to enjoying life. Also known as ACL repair or reconstruction, this orthopedic surgery fixes the ligament that supports and secures your knee joint.
After an ACL surgery performed at Dignity Health Central California, you can expect to fully use your knee without pain or discomfort. Find a Doctor for more information about ACL surgery recovery in Central California.
ACL Surgery at Dignity Health Central California
What is an ACL surgery procedure and is there ACL surgery pain afterwards? These are all good questions that your orthopedic surgeon will go over with you before your ACL surgery time.
ACL stands for an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). In addition to repairing a torn ligament, this minimally invasive knee surgery is commonly used to treat other knee injuries along with a torn ACL.
Your doctor may recommend ACL surgery for an ACL tear if:
- You have knee pain and feel unstable during daily activities.
- You are an active adult.
- You are a teen or older child and your growth plates have closed.
- Nonsurgical treatment, such as physical therapy or rehabilitation, has not improved your knee.
ACL Surgery Procedure for Healthy Knees
Your healing and well-being remains the focus during your ACL surgery time. With minimally invasive laparoscopy, your surgeon will repair your injured ACL by joining surrounding connective tissues. Your body will heal around the tissue over several months. Your ACL surgery scar will be very small because of the advanced tools used during your procedure.
ACL Surgery Recovery
You likely will go home the same day. To help you recover, you may wear a knee brace or use crutches to keep your knee from moving while it heals. Physical therapy will help your knee get stronger. Before you know it, you’ll be back to your favorite activities without pain.
If you would like to find a solution to your knee pain, contact an orthopedic expert at Dignity Health Central California.
Dignity Health Central California orthopedic doctors specialize in treating knee conditions with ACL surgery in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.