ACL Tear Questions and Answers with Vail Knee Doctor Bill Sterett, MD

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The right time to have an ACL operation is when the knee is ready to handle the intensive rehabilitation required afterwards.  We have presented a study looking at the risk of developing scar tissue enough to require more surgery.   

When the knee has limited swelling, 0-120 degrees of motion and can do a straight leg raise without a lag it is ready for surgery.  This may take 1 day or 1 month to “get ready”.

Here's what's need before you undergo ACL Surgery:


read more on Dr. Sterett's official blog #ACLtear #ACL Recovery #ACLSurgery # ACLreconstruction posted: August 8, 2015 - Dr. Bill Sterett - Blog
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