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What is ACL Knee Surgery?

ACL knee surgery is a procedure done by an orthopedic surgeon to repair a ligament within your knee if it becomes damaged. To understand what ACL surgery is, we need to understand the job of the ACL.

The ACL is a ligament within your knee; ligaments are stiff bands of rope-like tissue that connect your joints and give them strength. ACL stands for “anterior cruciate ligament.” It pairs with the posterior cruciate ligament. These two ligaments work together to prevent the bones that make up your knee from sliding forwards and backward when you move your knee.

When is ACL Surgery Necessary?

Can an ACL Tear Heal Without Surgery?

Is ACL Surgery a Major Surgery?

How long does it take to recover from ACL surgery?

How soon can I return to work after ACL surgery?

* 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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