Dr. Johnson discusses if anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery is an outpatient surgery.
For the majority of the patients, it is. So the majority of the patients, it’s done as an isolated procedure. Often there is either a meniscus tear or something like that which is a relatively trivial problem to add to the surgery, but this is an outpatient surgery. You would go home typically with a brace on your knee. You got a pair of crutches and you got your pain medicine, and that’s what you go home with.
About Dr. Johnson, M.D.:
Dr. Johnson is currently Professor and Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of Sports Medicine at the University of Kentucky. His clinical interests include arthroscopy, knee and shoulder reconstruction and the double-bundle procedure for ACL repair.
Dr. Johnson was named among the Top Doctors for Women by Women’s Health magazine in 2008.