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Is ACL Surgery a Major Surgery?

Thankfully, ACL surgery is considered minor surgery. It generally takes about 2 hours to perform, and you will return home the same day in almost all cases. 

While ACL surgery is painful, the pain is easily managed with medication. For the first week after surgery, your doctor will likely give you prescription pain medication. After the first week, most individuals’ pain is greatly reduced, with occasional Tylenol or ibuprofen being all that is needed.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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