Ask a Vail Sports Doc: Getting back to sport after ACL surgery

27th July, 2015 by

By Melanie Wong

Question: Doc, I just saw you for a torn ACL. How long after surgery could I expect to return to all sports?Answer: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are one of the most common knee ligaments injured in young athletes, with some studies showing that ACL tears make up 64 percent of all knee injuries in cutting and pivoting sports, such as skiing or soccer. With improved techniques to better place and fix ACL grafts in the knee, surgical outcomes have improved from what they were in the past, and athletic patients are pushing to get back to play as soon …

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