What Are The Odds and Risks of Re-Tearing My ACL on the Same Knee After Surgery?

What Are The Odds and Risks of Re-Tearing My ACL on the Same Knee After Surgery?

It’s actually not uncommon to see world-class skiers achieve their highest potential after they have a major knee injury.
— Dr. Sterett

As a specialist in the exciting and ever-changing field of Sports Medicine, I work with many elite athletes who suffer multiple knee injuries, so I can tell you first-hand that it's not uncommon for athletes to bounce back stronger than ever from ACL injuries. 

In fact, according to a recent study, it's actually not uncommon to see skiers achieve their highest potential after they have a major knee injury.

"Ok, doc," you might be saying, "those are world-class athletes...what about me?"

Well, you aren't alone in wondering what the chances of re-tearing the ACL are. In fact, I get the question so much that I decided to put a video together answering the question for you!

Here you go... If you're wondering what the chances of tearing your ACL a second time are, hopefully this will help.


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