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Types of ACL Reconstruction

For more serious injuries or for highly active individuals, a reconstruction surgery is almost always recommended to return to previous function. There are three types of ACL reconstruction surgeries:

  • Autograft: reconstructs the ACL with the patient’s own tissue from somewhere else in their body
  • Allograft: replaces the ACL with a donor’s tissue
  • Synthetic Graft: restores the ACL with artificial materials

Following an ACL reconstruction, your recovery will entail pain management, incision care, a form of walking assistance, and a considerable emphasis on rehabilitation to restore mobility and strength to the joint.

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