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ACL Tear: Surgery Necessary?

Question:

Hi. My friend, I believe just got an ACL tear (maybe I'm wrong) just yesterday, while playing football.

He is seeing the doctor soon. If the doctor says he needs to do surgery... Is it a must do surgery in your opinion?


Answer:

Ahmad Farhan, go-to rule: see if doctor allows prehab.  Never work through pain. Sometimes surgery is no longer needed by the time that date comes. But this way you don’t have to do anything risky and can help either way.

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