Doctors can treat ACL injuries with both surgical and nonsurgical methods. The type of treatment will vary from person to person.
At the UPMC Sports Medicine ACL Program, we base your treatment on many factors, including:
Both ACL treatments focus on:
While partial or complete ACL tears may need surgery, sometimes other treatments can help with recovery and long-term management.
Nonsurgical ACL treatments may include:
A full ACL tear will not heal on its own.
ACL surgery might be the best choice if you want to stay active or play sports that involve cutting or pivoting like:
In ACL reconstruction surgery, doctors rebuild the ligament using tissue from your body or a donor's. Without surgery, your knee may not be stable and put you at risk for future injuries.
Despite which treatment, prompt and effective management of a torn ACL is vital to prevent long-term issues such as:
UPMC Sports Medicine knee surgeons work with each person on a one-on-one basis.
We'll then decide:
Contact the UPMC Sports Medicine ACL Program today to learn more or make an appointment.