ACL Surgery


How long did it take you to recover?

kirk @ the lake - capitals win stanley cup
KVostovius tweeted on March 15, 2021.

@missc0nstrued to be fair - My ACL - surgery went perfectly -was told if I followed strict rehab of knee could snowboard at 6 months - booked a house /skied and rode at 6 months to the day - played hockey at 7 months to the day - so yes I get the addiction to return - but still I’m so sorry

What was your recovery like?

Olga Zubashko
OlgaZTweets tweeted on March 14, 2021.

@joefrk I went through this with ACL surgery! The next phase is a “lag” — you tell your brain to lift your leg, and it does it but with a 2-5 second lag. It’s like your body is buggy 😂 it’s very weird


ACL reconstruction is surgery to replace a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) — a major ligament in your knee. ACL injuries most commonly occur during sports that involve sudden stops and changes in direction — such as basketball, soccer, football, downhill skiing and gymnastics.

In ACL reconstruction, the torn ligament is removed and replaced with a piece of tendon from another part of your knee or from a deceased donor. This surgery is an outpatient procedure that's performed through small incisions around your knee joint.