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Sheeza Basharat
Sheeza Basharat2 months ago
ACL Surgery Scar

ACL Surgery Scar

There are many factors that ultimately affect the size and severity of your scar after surgery. One of these factors being the type of surgery you had. There are 2 major surgical techniques used for ACL reconstruction; open surgery or arthroscopically-assisted repair. [1] There is still quite a bit of debate about which procedure is better, however an open surgery requires a much larger incision. The arthroscopically-assisted procedure is considered minimally invasive and the surgeon only needs to make a small incision on your knee to get to the ACL. [2] In both cases the exact size of the incision will largely depend on the specifics of the reconstruction surgery. If your ACL is being repaired from your own body tissue (another muscle tendon of your own) the surgeon will have to make a much larger cut.[1] On the other hand, ACLs being repaired from donor tissues require smaller cuts. The less disruption there is to the tissue around your knee, the faster and cleaner wound healing is, and the scar from the surgery will be much smaller. We advise having an honest conversation with your surgeon about the functional outcomes of ACL surgery, and advise against making a decision based on the incision or subsequent scar following surgery. By: https://curovate.com/blog/acl-surgery-and-scarring-how-long-will-my-acl-scar-last-is-there-anything-i-can-do-to-help-with-acl-scarring/amp/

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