Thursday, June 18, 2015
Orthopedic Surgeon Takes on ACL Injuries, Recurrence, and Treatment
Big and small alike, ACL tears almost automatically need reconstruction surgery and extensive rehabilitation as will be prescribed by an experienced orthopedic surgeon. The time it takes to bounce back after surgery, which is commonly around 6 months to 12 months, depends on how severe the injury or how extensive and successful the reconstruction was. According to a study presented at the 2013 conference conducted by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the likelihood of a re-occurrence of an ACL injury within two years of the last one is six times compared to one who has never had the condition. This high incidence rate should urge you to work closely with your surgeon and follow through your recovery protocols to the tiniest details to prevent vulnerability of an old injury, such as damage to your knee.