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ACL Series: What Could Go Wrong.

There are a lot of surgeries to repair ACL every year, and I wanted to cover what could go wrong. It is after all surgery, and that comes with risks. Luckily, there aren’t many problems, otherwise, we’d need to rethink how we deal with them.

If you don’t have the surgery then falling from being unstable and not improving after months of rehab is essentially what could go wrong (still not including the future since research is unclear) and you would simply have the surgery.

Sure there are always improvements that could be made, but major issues should not be happening often.

Infection risks after surgery are still a possibility but having reduced the size of the cut over the years has helped with lowering that risk. Having a massive cut exposes you to more infection risk than tiny holes. It also helps that those small holes heal faster than one big cut.