Dr. Johnson explains how long anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery takes.
A typical ACL surgery, you are often in the operating room for a couple of hours, but the actual surgery time, the time the surgeon is there operating on you and the anesthesiologist is not doing what they do, and the nurses aren’t doing what they do, but the actual surgery only lasts 60 to 90 minutes most of the time. So it’s a, it’s a relatively short operation, and in the scheme of all surgery that we do on people, I would label it as a relatively minor procedure, in terms of the scheme of things of surgeries.
About Dr. Johnson, M.D.:
Dr. Darren L. Johnson, M.D., received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles and his fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
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.