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


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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