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.