What was your recovery like?
What questions do you wish you had asked your doctor before having the operation?
What other treatment options did you try before deciding to have surgery?
Why did you have ACL surgery?
How long did it take you to start running again?
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.