The Ultimate (Quick) Video Guide to ACL Tears
What does an ACL Tear Feel Like at the time of injury?
What does an ACL Tear feel like when you injure it? Most of the time you'll hear a pop, followed by swelling.
What does an ACL Tear Feel Like (After the Injury?)
What does an ACL Tear feel like? Initial pain and swelling, followed by Instability of the knee.
Can an ACL Tear Heal Without Surgery?
Unfortunately, an ACL tear will not heal or improve by itself.
ACL Tear Recovery Time (From ACL Reconstruction)
For complete recovery, we want to see full strength plus an absence of scar tissue, which usually takes around 6 months.
Will an ACL Tear End my Career? How about my season?
We see many season-ending ACL injuries, but in this day and age, an ACL tear is not career-ending.
Can You Finish the Season with An ACL Tear?
It is possible to finish the season with a torn ACL, but we don't tend to recommend it because of the additional risk it puts upon your knee.
What is the Difference Between ACL Repair and Reconstruction?
ACL Repair keeps the native ligament, while an ACL Reconstruction completely replaces the native ligament with an allograft or autograft.