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Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What do I need to know about arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction?

ACL reconstruction is surgery to replace your torn ACL. The ACL is a ligament in your knee that connects the tibia (shin bone) to the femur (thigh bone). Ligaments are strong tissues that connect bones.

How do I prepare for surgery?

What will happen during surgery?

What should I expect after surgery?

You will be taken to a room to rest until you are fully awake. Healthcare providers will watch you closely for any problems. Do not get out of bed until your healthcare provider says it is okay. You will then be taken to your room or allowed to go home.

What are the risks of ACL reconstruction?

You may develop an infection or bleed more than expected. You could have trouble breathing or develop blood clots. Even after surgery, the knee may not go back to the way it was before.

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