ACL – Reconstruction or Non-surgical
If the ACL tear is partial or the patient’s activity level is low, non-surgical treatment might be an option. This usually involves clinical rehabilitation and exercise to strengthen the surrounding muscles and improve stability. While this approach can work for some people, it may not be suitable for athletes or those with a more severe injury. At MD Health we treat varying degrees of ligament tears, and tailor every patient to a program that can address these weaknesses.
ACL Reconstruction Surgery:
A recent study from the B.J of Sports Medicine Nov 2023 found that the MRI (magnetic resonance Imagining) appearance of ACL healing after ACL rupture occurred in one in three adults. This shows that once you have ruptured your ACL, with the appropriate rehabilitation, you can get favourable outcomes without the focus being on surgery alone. There was potential for spontaneous healing of the ACL, therefore facilitating better clinical outcomes than previously considered with surgery alone. The decision between surgery and non-surgical intervention depends on various factors, including the severity of the injury, the patient’s age, activity level, and their overall health.
The take home message in either case for surgical or non-surgical intervention is, that proper rehabilitation is essential to regain strength and function to the knee. It is imperative to follow the advice of the clinician at MD Health, as we are all trained to deal with your specific situation and guide you through the recovery process.
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