Osteoarthritis after ACL surgery

Osteoarthritis after ACL surgery

Your anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of four ligaments in the knee. If your ACL tears, you may need surgery. Unfortunately, many patients develop osteoarthritis after surgery, regardless of the type of surgery.

Patients who have undergone single bundle ACL reconstruction surgery may not have a greater osteoarthritis risk than those who have undergone double bundle ACL reconstruction.

 

Your anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of four ligaments in the knee. If your ACL tears, you may need surgery. Unfortunately, many patients develop osteoarthritis after surgery, regardless of the type of surgery.

Patients who have undergone single bundle ACL reconstruction surgery may not have a greater osteoarthritis risk than those who have undergone double bundle ACL reconstruction.

 

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