In previous posts, I’ve discussed what an anterior cruciate ligament tear is, what causes one, the symptoms, how they are diagnosed, what anterior cruciate ligament surgery entails and what the recovery from this injury and surgery is like. I hope that this has helped you to understand ACL tears better.
If you’d like another opinion, check out this panel discussion on ACL tears and surgery. It contains my opinion as well as that of four other sports medicine knee specialists. In this series, the panel discussed who should have ACL tear surgery, which graft to use and when the athlete can return to their sport.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
One common theme from this discussion is that there are different ways to achieve the same goals. You will also see some agreed upon views. Hopefully this will help you to better understand this common, yet controversial topic.