ACL surgery can repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) in the knee. This ligament supports your knee joint and keeps it secure. ACL repair can help patients regain the use of their knee after an injury.
To discover how ACL knee reconstruction surgery in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV could help you regain your sense of movement, find an orthopedist or orthopedic surgeon at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals today.
Why it is Performed
ACL surgery may be an option if you have completely torn your ACL or have other knee injuries along with a torn ACL.
Your doctor may recommend surgery to treat an ACL tear if:
- You are an active adult.
- You are an older child or teen, and your growth plates have closed. ACL surgery may damage the growth plate in younger children.
- You have symptoms of instability, including knee pain and a knee that gives way during daily activities.
- Nonsurgical treatments such as physical therapy and rehabilitation haven’t worked.
What to Expect with ACL Repair at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospitals
ACL repair is a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure during which your surgeon will use a connective tissue graft to repair the injured ACL. Grafts can be synthetic (man-made) or taken from your own body, a cadaver, or an animal. After several months, your body will heal around the graft.
Most people go home the same day after ACL surgery. You may have to use crutches and wear a knee brace to keep your knee stable while it is healing. Full recovery may take four to six months. Physical therapy will be an important part of your ACL surgery recovery, helping you regain knee function, strength, and stability. After ACL surgery, most people return to their favorite activities and sports.
At our hospitals, we pride ourselves on offering in-depth pre-op education and post-op care for each of our patients. Call (702) 616-4900 to learn more. Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican offers ACL repair and knee reconstruction surgery in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.